Reddit Banned 2,625 Subreddits For Excessive Copyright Infringement in 2021
Reddit’s latest transparency report reveals that during 2021, Reddit removed 665,898 pieces of content following copyright infringement complaints, up 104% on the previous year. Actions against “excessive” copyright infringers also increased significantly, with Reddit permanently banning 2,813 users and 2,625 subreddits.
As one of the more popular user-submitted content sites on the internet today, Reddit and its community moderators have to work hard to keep the platform in order.
In 2021, Reddit’s users created nearly 5.8 billion posts, comments, private messages and chats across the platform, with 297,161,752 later being removed by moderators (around 175.8k), removed by site admins (108.6K), and the authors themselves (12.6K).
Content can be removed for a variety of reasons. ‘Content manipulation’ is the largest category and encompasses spam, community interference (so-call ‘brigading’), vote manipulation, and similar issues. For the purpose of this report, however, we’ll home in on the copyright issues faced by Reddit during the last year and how the site responded to them.
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