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Twitch, Reddit hate crackdown targets Trump, supporters

Jun 30, 2020 - 7:25 AM

Reddit bans r/The_Donald and around 2,000 other subreddits while Twitch briefly suspends Trump's channel

Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian quits board, seeks black member

Jun 06, 2020 - 8:30 AM

Alexis Ohanian vows to use any future gains on his stock in Reddit to serve the black community, predominantly by curbing racial hate

LEAVING THE BOARD. Alexis Ohanian watches the Women's Singles final match between Serena Williams and Bianca Andreescu at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2019 in Queens, New York City. File photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Tech platforms in joint effort to stem virus misinformation

Mar 18, 2020 - 2:56 PM

The joint statement is issued late on Monday by Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft and Reddit along with Google-owned YouTube and Microsoft-owned LinkedIn.

Social media platforms attempt to moderate spread of New Zealand shooting video

Mar 16, 2019 - 1:49 PM

The incident has once again called into question major social media platforms’ ability to police harmful content

HALF-MAST. The New Zealand national flag is flown at half-mast on a Parliament building in Wellington on March 15, 2019, after a shooting incident in Christchurch. File photo by Marty Melville/AFP

Tencent investment in Reddit sparks censorship worry

Feb 12, 2019 - 11:27 AM

News of Tencent buying into the popular social news website prompts concerns the platform could be vulnerable to the kind of online censorship that takes place in China

REDDIT. Reddit CEO Alexis Ohanian attends WORLDZ Cultural Marketing Summit 2017 at Hollywood and Highland on July 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for PTTOW!/AFP

Political memes abound. Here's what some researchers learned about their spread

Jan 21, 2019 - 4:28 PM

Here's what researchers had to say in 2018 regarding 4 online communities that spread political – and sometimes hateful – memes

SPREADING MEMES. Learn a little about the groups that spread political memes. Donald Trump file photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images/AFP

How to know if your Reddit account was hacked

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Those affected may want to think about whether there is other sensitive information associated with the compromised account, Reddit advises

REDDIT. Co-founder and executive chairman of Reddit, and partner at Y Combinator, Alexis Ohanian (L) and co-editor at TechCrunch, Alexia Tsotsis appear onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt. File photo by Noam Galai/AFP

Microsoft adds AI features, Reddit partnership to Bing search engine

Dec 14, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The new features aim to add more nuance to answers given on search queries

For Gascon, Aquino admin failed to 'connect with grassroots'

Oct 02, 2017 - 1:54 PM

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says the Aquino administration was competent and had achievements yet there was a 'sense that the government was distant from the people'

Social media updates roundup: August 20 to 26, 2017

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:11 PM

News publisher branding on Facebook direct video uploads on Reddit and LinkedIn and new emojis

NEWS BRANDING. Facebook announces the new feature on August 22, 2017. Image from Facebook

Serena Williams announces engagement to Reddit co-founder

Dec 30, 2016 - 3:35 PM

Tennis superstar Serena Williams announced the news on her Reddit account

MATCH POINT. Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian have announced their engagement but have yet to reveal a wedding date. File photos by AFP

North Korea accidentally opens up its Internet to the world – reports

Sep 21, 2016 - 7:27 PM

The incident reveals that North Korea s Internet only has 28 websites

RESTRICTED ACCESS. This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 27, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un looking at a computer as he inspects a shelling drill of a long-range artillery sub-unit tasked to hit major targets in the southwestern waters at undisclosed place in North Korea. AFP Photo/KCNA via KNS Republic of Korea

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Feb 17, 2016 - 6:36 PM

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Reddit CEO resigns, Samsung profits drop, PC sales decline | SciTech4u

Jul 17, 2015 - 4:00 PM

And once again Facebook rolls out changes in its newsfeed

Reddit out to tame its wild side

Jul 17, 2015 - 2:39 PM

Steve Huffman lets Reddit users know changes and curbs to the usual behavior on Reddit may be coming

Reddit CEO Huffman: Site not 'a bastion of free speech'

Jul 15, 2015 - 5:05 PM

Huffman set off a new flurry of controversy among Reddit users by saying contrary to earlier statements that Reddit was not created as a bastion of free speech

Ellen Pao out as Reddit CEO

Jul 11, 2015 - 8:28 AM

Reddit says Pao resigned by mutual agreement and would be replaced by founder and original CEO Steve Huffman

ELLEN PAO. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

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Jul 10, 2015 - 1:20 PM

Also the stuff Marty McFly s dreams are made of – the Lexus hoverboard

Reddit CEO apologizes as calls for her resignation grow

Jul 07, 2015 - 3:24 PM

Pao acknowledges that Reddit s management screwed up

ELLEN PAO. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Reddit's latest issue: Losing sight of people

Jul 06, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Reddit s latest protest over the dismissal of Victoria Taylor is one large misstep one that perhaps Reddit s higher ups can learn from

REDDIT'S BIG DEBACLE. Reddit logo from

TechRap: Tech companies help Haiyan victims

Nov 17, 2013 - 5:12 PM

TechRap runs down the tech companies providing aid for typhoon Haiyan victims and how to use Google s person finder and Rappler s Project Agos

Tech groups pitch in for Haiyan support

Nov 16, 2013 - 8:27 PM

Tiny changes to code or big announcements online can help in bringing the need for Philippine aid after Haiyan to a wider audience

HELPING FROM AFAR. You don't have to get off your seat to make a difference.

Tech giants align, call for transparency

Jul 18, 2013 - 8:00 PM

At least 63 companies advocates and trade groups have joined forces to ask the US government for greater transparency with national security issues

BETTER TRANSPARENCY. More than 60 companies and organizations have banded together to demand greater transparency in US government surveillance.

Body of missing student Tripathi found

Apr 26, 2013 - 9:24 AM

The body of missing student Sunil Tripathi has been found

SUNIL FOUND. The body of Sunil Tripathi, pictured center, was found off the waters of India Point Park in Rhode Island. Photo from Facebook

Weighing social media as a crisis tool

Apr 25, 2013 - 4:09 PM

Let s look at social media and its role during and after the Boston bombing and the issues that made it problematic

CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS. Going over social media and its role during and after the Boston bombing.

Reddit apologizes for bombing 'witch hunts'

Apr 23, 2013 - 6:57 AM

Some of the activity on Reddit fueled online witch hunts and dangerous speculation which spiraled into very negative consequences for innocent parties

Potential Iranian presidential bet goes on Reddit

Feb 07, 2013 - 11:28 AM

A potential Iranian presidential candidate went on Twitter to drum up interest in the Iranian elections

ASK ME ANYTHING. Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi posts a verification picture of himself for his Reddit thread.

Anger at suicide of US Internet activist

Jan 14, 2013 - 8:34 AM

The death of prominent Internet freedom fighter Aaron Swartz who took his own life at the age of 26 weeks before he faced trial sparked grief and anger Sunday January 13 from online rights advocates

SWARTZ. Internet activist Aaron Swartz in 2008. Photo by Fred Benenson via Wikipedia.

Internet activist Aaron Swartz commits suicide

Jan 12, 2013 - 6:17 PM

Well known in tech circles he was a co owner of social news site Reddit

SWARTZ. Internet activist Aaron Swartz in 2008. Photo by Fred Benenson off Wikipedia.

The hurdles of Redditing

Nov 21, 2012 - 9:01 AM

The practice of crowdsourcing nation building is happening but it s not without its own set of hurdles

GATHERING THE PEPOPLE. Rep. Zoe Lofgren speaking to local leaders at the groundbreaking for a street development project. Photo taken from official Facebook page of Rep. Zoe Lofgren

The emergence of crowdsourced wisdom

Nov 20, 2012 - 3:33 PM

The rise of social media has created a new beast and it s a wise creature formed from our collected thoughts

BIG IDEAS. The gathering of opinions through social media makes for great discussion and informed or entertaining opinions.

Reddit hits 3.8-B page views, plans to enhance Reddit Gold

Nov 09, 2012 - 8:08 PM

Reddit CEO Yishan Wong announced that Reddit had gotten over 3 8 billion pageviews and is planning on enhancing its optional subscription service

REDDIT GROWTH. Reddit CEO Yishan Wong announced the site had gotten over 3.8 billion pageviews and was working on enhancing its subcription service

Where 'Little Monsters' come to play

Jul 12, 2012 - 12:24 PM

Lady Gaga fans now have a place to call home