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Reddit

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Timeline

June 5, 2020

Alexis Ohanian announces he is stepping down from Reddit's board of directors.

April 2020

Reddit announces an update to its political advertising policy that requires campaigns to leave comments open on ads for the first 24 hours.

June 18, 2019

Oracle Data Cloud announces a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Reddit to provide new brand safety controls for advertisers around a real-time feed of user-generated content (UGC).

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Reddit series D round
300,000,000
February 11, 2019
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Alex Marinenko

Employee

Alexis Ohanian

Founder

Alon Rotem

Attorney

Bryan Rosenblatt

Employee

Christopher Slowe

Employee

Craig Shapiro

Investor

Dan McComas

Employee

Dylan Hulser

Employee

Elva Zepeda Earnhart

Employee

Erik Martin

Employee

Gary Jense

Employee

heath w. black

Employee

Jena Donlin

Employee

Jeremy Edberg

Investor

Justin Siegel

Investor

Kanyi Maqubela

Investor

Kevin Hartz

Investor

kickme444

Employee

lauren gelman

Attorney

Matthew Moore

Advisor

Mike Cole

Employee

Otilia Otlacan

Employee

Phil Haake

Employee

Philip Kaplan

Investor

Rebecca Eisenberg

Investor

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Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Heather Landi
September 28, 2020
FierceHealthcare
A major hospital chain has been hit by a massive cyber attack that reportedly has taken down all of its IT systems. Computer systems at Universal Health Services, which operates 400 hospitals and behavioral health facilities, began to fail over the weekend.
Megan Rose Dickey
August 10, 2020
TechCrunch
Reddit is gearing up to run ads for President Donald Trump ahead of the 2020 presidential election despite concerns from employees, TechCrunch has learned. Reddit CEO Steve Huffman addressed some of these employee concerns during an all-hands meeting last week, viewed by TechCrunch. "I know for many of you, [Trump] is simply a symbol of [...]
Brian Barrett
August 7, 2020
Wired
By apparently compromising moderator accounts, the attackers were able to plaster MAGA materials all over at least 70 popular subreddits.
Alex Lee, WIRED UK
August 5, 2020
Wired
Apple's new operating system hasn't been released to the public yet, but its new permission notifications are already shaming developers into cleaning up their acts.
July 28, 2020
Geekologie
Last week Reddit user uDrunkMate used a VM Computers mod that let's you boot Windows 95 inside of Minecraft to run a game of Doom. Twitter user @miskeeping then took the idea to its natural progression and managed to...
By James Pero For Dailymail.com
July 13, 2020
Mail Online
LinkedIn's iOS app was one of more than 50 exposed by a beta version of Apple's iOS 14 which notifies users when their clipboards are being copied and asks users for permission.
Arielle Pardes
July 7, 2020
Wired
The Police Data Accessibility Project aims to request, download, clean, and standardize public records that right now are overly difficult to find.
Roman Loyola
July 6, 2020
Macworld
Since the developer beta release of iOS 14, it has been revealed that several apps have been copying data from the clipboard.
Joan Donovan
July 1, 2020
Wired
The Covid-19 infodemic taught social media giants like YouTube and Reddit an important lesson: They can--and must--take action to control the content on their sites.
Kevin Roose
June 30, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Steve Huffman, Reddit's co-founder and chief executive, says that new rule changes will help the company fulfill its mission.
Alix Culbertson
June 29, 2020
Sky News
Twitch and Reddit join Facebook and Twitter in banning or fact-checking the president's or his supporters' posts.
Gilad Edelman
June 29, 2020
Wired
Reddit and Twitch are the latest companies to take action against the president and his supporters, as platforms reevaluate and reinforce hate-speech policies.
Christopher Carbone
June 29, 2020
Fox News
Reddit is banning r/The_Donald along with almost 2,000 other online communities after updating its content policy to crack down harder on hate speech, the company announced on Monday.
Brian Heater
June 29, 2020
TechCrunch
Two big new pieces of news today from the ongoing battle between social media and politics. Both Twitch and Reddit have made moves against political content, citing violations of terms of service. Twitch confirmed today that it has temporarily suspended the president's account. "Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch," a spokesperson for the streaming [...]
Mike Isaac
June 29, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The influential pro-Trump community broke the rules on harassment and targeting, said Reddit, which also banned other groups.
Julia Carrie Wong
June 25, 2020
the Guardian
QAnon is a movement of people who interpret as a kind of gospel the online messages of the anonymous figure, 'Q'. Illustration: Eric Pratt/The Guardian
Zak Wojnar
June 11, 2020
ScreenRant
A ridiculous and hilarious glitch discovered in Grand Theft Auto 5 shows off the unpredictable nature of real-time video game physics engines.
Ingrid Lunden
June 11, 2020
TechCrunch
Online abuse in its many forms on social media is in the spotlight these days as it has never been before: not only can strong and hateful words be directly harmful to individuals, but their use fans the flames around hate groups and other extremists, fomenting even stronger (and often tragic) responses offline, too. Today, [...]
Anthony Ha
June 10, 2020
TechCrunch
Uber stocks tumble after reports that it will lose out on acquiring Grubhub, Reddit appoints a new board member and Republican senators question the legal protections of large social media platforms. Here's your Daily Crunch for June 10, 2020. 1. Uber shares tumble 5% as reports indicate it will lose Grubhub deal to European rival [...]
Brian Heater
June 10, 2020
TechCrunch
On June 5, Alexis Ohanian announced he was stepping down from Reddit's board of directors. "I believe resignation can actually be an act of leadership from people in power right now," the site's founder and former CEO announced. "To everyone fighting to fix our broken nation: do not stop." The move came as communities across [...]
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