Reddit defends against accusations of ad fraud and Trump censorship

The influential social media site Reddit.com, which has hundreds of millions of users, came under fresh fire today for allegedly discriminating against users of the pro-Trump section of the site called /r/The_Donald. Critics accused Reddit of under-reporting how many "subscribers" the section has while telling advertisers that the section has a much higher number of users. 

But Reddit tells Fox News that the flap was caused by a simple labelling error that Reddit made when it rolled out a new system for advertisers Thursday.

Reddit.com has a live counter available to the public that says the pro-Trump section of the site has 385,000 subscribers. Reddit users closely follow such counters to gauge popularity. But between Thursday and Friday afternoon, if a user went to Reddit's advertising platform, ads.reddit.com, and expressed interest in advertising in the Trump subreddit, the user was shown a dramatically higher number of subscribers: more than 6 million.

The discrepancy was first reported by the blog Right Side Politics. Fox News confirmed the two differing Reddit counts.

PRIVACY ACTIVISTS WANT TO SELL TRUMP'S BROWSING DATA

Users of /r/The_Donald say this is just the latest example of Reddit discriminating against them. Reddit has taken other censorship measures in the past and blocks most posts from the pro-Trump section of the site from appearing on the "front page" of Reddit.

A post in the Trump section Friday afternoon reads: "385,000 subscribers? TRY 6 MILLION... STOP LYING TO US."

https://i.redditmedia.com/84LBWKt3w-GET2E3mGxIxPyRlZkY8xcvLX8UuClQ1I0.jpg?w=1024&s=5982e7f1d0765823ab24000bc4dcbdb1
The influential social media site …

Views: 666

Comment

You need to be a member of 12160 Social Network to add comments!

Join 12160 Social Network

Comment by Less Prone on April 1, 2017 at 8:20am

A good find, but not a surprise at all.

"Destroying the New World Order"

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE SITE!

mobile page

12160.info/m

12160 Administrators

 

TOP CONTENT THIS WEEK

Latest Activity

Doc Vega commented on Chris of the family Masters's blog post Trump Drops Requirement for Employers to Validate Citizenship of Employees
"In defense of Trump. He is being attacked from all sides, the Deep State, the media, the Democrats,…"
26 minutes ago
Doc Vega commented on Doc Vega's blog post An Incredible insight by a German Actor About Jews, their Relationship with Gentiles in Germany and How Hitler rose to power!
"Chris and Burbia another interview segment!"
32 minutes ago
Chris of the family Masters posted blog posts
1 hour ago
Chris of the family Masters favorited stormtruther's blog post With 5G technology expanding across the country, Australians are more connected than ever before. So do you fall in a 5G zone?
1 hour ago
Chris of the family Masters favorited James Roberts's blog post 'Today Marks a Countdown to Nuclear Chaos': Trump Urged to Extend Key Treaty With Russia
1 hour ago
Phyllis Maka posted blog posts
2 hours ago
James Roberts posted blog posts
7 hours ago
stormtruther posted blog posts
8 hours ago
stormtruther posted photos
9 hours ago
stormtruther favorited Phyllis Maka's blog post Jim Stone - The World Health organization just met with Google, faceplant and Twitter
9 hours ago
Chris of the family Masters favorited Phyllis Maka's blog post Red-Blooded Humans vs. Blue-Blooded Snakes The Reptilian Side of the Human Industry
12 hours ago
Burbia commented on Doc Vega's blog post An Incredible insight by a German Actor About Jews, their Relationship with Gentiles in Germany and How Hitler rose to power!
"This is where it led me. "
15 hours ago
Chris of the family Masters commented on Chris of the family Masters's blog post Coronavirus: run, here come the experimental drugs
"One of my friends who is Functional Medicine practitioner has a good saying : I'll take statin…"
16 hours ago
Doc Vega posted a blog post
16 hours ago
Burbia commented on Burbia's video
Thumbnail

Student Reacts to DISTURBING LGBT education - TRY NOT TO CRINGE: Gay Agenda in schools!

"Holy moly. Been waiting to see if any influence Soph/Lt. Corbis had made to the younger generation.…"
16 hours ago
Doc Vega commented on Doc Vega's blog post Robot Companion Coming To Your Town Soon
"James, thanks man! But, I was only doing what every parent should do."
16 hours ago
Doc Vega commented on Doc Vega's blog post Robot Companion Coming To Your Town Soon
"cheeki, Thnak you Honey. I always tried to let my kids have a normal childhood where as I heard so…"
16 hours ago
Burbia posted a video

Student Reacts to DISTURBING LGBT education - TRY NOT TO CRINGE: Gay Agenda in schools!

PLEASE "LIKE" THIS VIDEO, it really helps me get my message along. I wrote this hoping to help people see that some stuff is getting very extreme in schools....
16 hours ago
James Roberts favorited cheeki kea's video
18 hours ago
James Roberts commented on James Roberts's video
Thumbnail

The TRUTH About Pete Buttigieg, Leaked Bloomberg Audio, Julian Assange Out Of Solitary

"I swear, if you want to find the most incisive and hilarious criticism of the Democrats, look to…"
18 hours ago

© 2020   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2019 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted