Reuters: Google, Reddit defend tech legal protections ahead of Congress hearing

Reuters: Google, Reddit defend tech legal protections ahead of Congress hearing. “A 23-year-old law giving technology companies legal protection from lawsuits over user-generated content remains critical to the internet’s future, Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google unit and social media site Reddit Inc said in testimony released on Tuesday.”

Mashable: Reddit wants more teen users. Can Snapchat help?

Mashable: Reddit wants more teen users. Can Snapchat help?. “Reddit might be the ‘front page of the internet,’ a hotbed of memes and viral videos, but the site’s not known for being particularly popular with teens. The company wants to change that. So Reddit is launching a new integration with Snapchat, rolling out new sharing features that allow Reddit users to share posts directly to the Snapchat app.”

The Atlantic: Where Toxic Masculinity Goes to Die

The Atlantic: Where Toxic Masculinity Goes to Die. “There’s no elegant way to put this, but I’m in love with an online forum devoted to facial hair. Naturally, and like many other discussion boards, Beard Board is full of men—but the men here are kindhearted and supportive of one another. Cruelty is forbidden; generosity is encouraged. The site can feel like a haven, which is important, because while it’s nominally about beards—growing them, grooming them—in practice it offers a kind of group therapy.”

CNET: Reddit tightens antibullying rules and bans ‘incel’ group

CNET: Reddit tightens antibullying rules and bans ‘incel’ group. “Reddit is clarifying its policy against bullying and harassment, posting new rules on Monday about the prohibited behavior. The changes, according to the administrator, Landoflobsters, were made due to user feedback and meant to make stopping abuse easier.”

AdAge: Why Reddit Is Leaning Into The Idea Of ‘Community’

AdAge: Why Reddit Is Leaning Into The Idea Of ‘Community’. “In a small May 2019 Digiday poll, 34 percent of the marketers surveyed said they avoid Reddit due to brand safety concerns. But Reddit has a survey of their own to point to: A YPulse study commissioned by Reddit released earlier this month included the surprising stat that 72 percent of Reddit users, or Redditors, say brands are welcome to join the conversation.”

CNET: Memes on Instagram, Reddit bring comfort to people struggling with depression

CNET: Memes on Instagram, Reddit bring comfort to people struggling with depression. “Memes tackling existential crises and mental health have become an outlet for people seeking light in even the darkest struggles. Topics like depression, debt and failed relationships are regularly explored on meme pages on Facebook, Instagram, Reddit and Twitter. The memes help to defuse situations with humor and to reinforce common experiences, bringing people from all walks of life together.”

The Verge: Reddit launches five-day live-streaming test

The Verge: Reddit launches five-day live-streaming test. “Reddit is testing out something that, if successful, could help it take on platforms like Twitch and YouTube — live-streaming. The company today announced its first broadcasting tool, which it’s calling the ‘Reddit Public Access Network.’ The software will let eligible users live-stream to a new subreddit called r/pan.”