Quartz: Analysis of 500 million Reddit comments shows how the alt-right made the alt-left a thing

Quartz: Analysis of 500 million Reddit comments shows how the alt-right made the alt-left a thing. “By taking a deep-dive into the data, we can see the different ways in which the alt-right have attempted to capitalize on Trump’s speech and the opportunity to turn the ‘alt-left’ into a mainstream political concept. Through examining the last six months of Reddit comments—all half a billion of them—we can see the intensity with which /r/The_Donald has attempted to push the focus of public conversation toward condemnation of the left, not the right.”

Fossbytes: 6 Best Free And Open Source Reddit Alternatives You Must Visit

Fossbytes: 6 Best Free And Open Source Reddit Alternatives You Must Visit . “Just recently, Reddit announced its plans to stop sharing its main website’s open source code base. The website gave a number of reasons, which weren’t welcomed by the open source community. So, we’ve decided to prepare a list of some free and open source Reddit alternatives that you can give a try. Some of these aren’t much popular, but we thought it’s a good time to spread the world and tell you about these options.”

TechCrunch: Study finds Reddit’s controversial ban of its most toxic subreddits actually worked

TechCrunch: Study finds Reddit’s controversial ban of its most toxic subreddits actually worked. “It seems like just the other day that Reddit finally banned a handful of its most hateful and deplorable subreddits, including r/coontown and r/fatpeoplehate. The move was, at the time, derided by some as pointless, akin to shooing criminals away from one neighborhood only to trouble another. But a new study shows that, for Reddit at least, it has had lasting positive effects.”

The Mac Observer: Reddit Saved an 80GB Archive of Apple Videos from YouTubs Censors

The Mac Observer: Reddit Saved an 80GB Archive of Apple Videos from YouTubs Censors. It really does say YouTubs. “A teenager named Sam Henri created a YouTube account with every Apple video ever made, from commercials, keynotes, and miscellaneous videos going back to 1980. YouTube censors made him take it down, even though it appeared Apple itself didn’t seem to care. But Reddit stepped in and created a torrent of the 80GB archive that anyone can download.”

Ars Technica: Now you can post videos directly to Reddit, no third-party service required

Ars Technica: Now you can post videos directly to Reddit, no third-party service required. “Reddit announced a big, and likely welcome, change coming to its site: native video uploads. After testing the feature out in about 200 communities, native video hosting will now roll out for all Reddit communities, giving every user the ability to upload and share videos on Reddit without the use of a third-party service. Until now, users had to upload videos to another site and then post the video’s link to Reddit in order to share.”

CNET: Reddit, Facebook ban Nazi groups after Charlottesville attack

CNET: Reddit, Facebook ban Nazi groups after Charlottesville attack. “Reddit and Facebook have each banned entire hate groups in the wake of the Charlottesville attack, they confirmed to CNET today. One particular subreddit, r/Physical_Removal, received particular scrutiny over the weekend. Moderators and posters were flagged for numerous inflammatory remarks that have long been characteristic of that group and other similarly-minded subreddits.”