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  • Updated: June 09, 2023

Reddit's Subreddits To Go Private On Monday

Reddit's Subreddits To Go Private On Monday

Thousands of Reddit forums will be unreachable on Monday as a form of protest against the way the website is currently being administered.

Developers of third-party apps that are used to access the social media network are being subjected to contentious fees by Reddit.

The moderators of some of the most popular subreddits, however, took action in response, keeping their communities private for 48 hours.

This will prevent access to about 3,500 subreddits.

A forum on the Reddit platform is referred to as a subreddit. In essence, this is a group of individuals who get together to talk about a specific topic.

Instead than following specific people on other platforms, Reddit users, or Redditors, often join a number of subreddits and see postings from these communities in their feed.

Unlike other social media platforms, Reddit mainly relies on user community moderation.

Tens of thousands of unpaid moderators, often known as mods, are used by the website in addition to a few professional administrators to maintain its functionality.

These moderators may spend one or two hours every day making sure that their subreddit doesn't get clogged with irrelevant or illegal comments.

On the other hand, those who wish to create their own communities around interests they have do not have to pay any hosting costs to Reddit.

Reddit's CEO, Steve Huffman, addressed the blackout and stated it "needs to be a self-sustaining business" in a post on the website on Friday.

"We respect when you and your communities take action to highlight the things you need, including, at times, going private," he said.

"We are all responsible for ensuring Reddit provides an open accessible place for people to find community and belonging."

He said that although Reddit will restrict access from other applications, sexual content would still be available on the website.

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