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In 2015, Reddit closed several subreddits—foremost among them r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown—due to violations of Reddit’s anti-harassment policy. However, the e ectiveness of banning as a moderation approach remains unclear: banning might diminish hateful behavior, or it may relocate such behavior to di erent parts of the site. We study the ban of r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown in terms of its e ect on both participating users and a ected subreddits. Working from over 100M Reddit posts and comments, we generate hate speech lexicons to examine variations in hate speech usage via causal inference methods. We nd that the ban worked for Reddit. More accounts than expected discontinued using the site; those that stayed drastically decreased their hate speech usage—by at least 80%. Though many subreddits saw an in ux of r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown “migrants,” those subreddits saw no signi cant changes in hate speech usage. In other words, other subreddits did not inherit the problem. We conclude by re ecting on the apparent success of the ban, discussing implications for online moderation, Reddit and internet communities more broadly.
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4 days ago by micktwomey
Reddit's 2015 shuttering of several hateful subreddits seems to have had a site-wide effect of reducing toxic posts:
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4 days ago by kangaroo5383
RT : Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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RT : Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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9 days ago by laurajnash
n 2015, Reddit closed several subreddits—foremost among them r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown—due to violations of Reddit’s anti-harassment policy. However, the effectiveness of banning as a moderation approach remains unclear: banning might diminish hateful behavior, or it may relocate such behavior to different parts of the site. We study the ban of r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown in terms of its effect on both participating users and affected subreddits. Working from over 100M Reddit posts and comments, we generate hate speech lexicons to examine variations in hate speech usage via causal inference methods. We find that the ban worked
for Reddit. More accounts than expected discontinued using the site; those that stayed drastically decreased their hate speech usage—by at least 80%. Though many subreddits saw an influx of r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown “migrants,” those subreddits saw no significant changes in hate speech usage. In other words, other subreddits did not inherit the problem. We conclude by reflecting on the apparent success of the ban, discussing implications for online moderation, Reddit and internet communities more broadly.
causal_inference  natural_language_processing  natural_experiment  internet_culture  reddit  social_media  public_sphere  freedom_of_speech  via:nyhan 
10 days ago by rvenkat
RT : Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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10 days ago by noahsussman
RT : Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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10 days ago by gaelicWizard

In 2015, Reddit closed several subreddits—foremost among them r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown—due to violations of Reddit’s anti-harassment policy. However, the effectiveness of banning as a moderation approach remains unclear: banning might diminish hateful behavior, or it may relocate such behavior to different parts of the site.

We study the ban of r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown in terms of its effect on both participating users and affected subreddits. Working from over 100M Reddit posts and comments, we generate hate speech lexicons to examine variations in hate speech usage via causal inference methods. We find that the ban worked for Reddit. More accounts than expected discontinued using the site; those that stayed drastically decreased their hate speech usage—by at least 80%. Though many subreddits saw an influx of r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown “migrants,” those subreddits saw no significant changes in hate speech usage. In other words, other subreddits did not inherit the problem. We conclude by reflecting on the apparent success of the ban, discussing implications for online moderation, Reddit and internet communities more broadly.


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abuse  reddit  research  hate-speech  community  moderation  racism  internet 
10 days ago by jm
RT : Reddit が2015年に行ったヘイトスピーチ対策の有効性についての論文。多くのアカウントがサイトの利用を止めて、言葉の使用は少なくとも 80% ぐらい減ったそうで。
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10 days ago by fanficforensics
RT : Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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11 days ago by theory
RT : Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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11 days ago by hypatia
RT : Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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11 days ago by rossgrady
RT : Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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11 days ago by tptacek
Trying to fix a community filled with hate? The Ban Hammer works.
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11 days ago by AramZS
RT : Banning hate-site subreddits actually ... worked.
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11 days ago by jrosenau
Apparently when Reddit decided to ban /r/atpeoplehate and /r/coontown IT WORKED!
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11 days ago by mcherm
RT : Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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11 days ago by singlecelled
In 2015, Reddit closed several subreddits—foremost among them r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown—due to
violations of Reddit’s anti-harassment policy. However, the effectiveness of banning as a moderation approach
remains unclear: banning might diminish hateful behavior, or it may relocate such behavior to different parts
of the site. We study the ban of r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown in terms of its effect on both participating
users and affected subreddits. Working from over 100M Reddit posts and comments, we generate hate speech
lexicons to examine variations in hate speech usage via causal inference methods. We find that the ban worked
for Reddit. More accounts than expected discontinued using the site; those that stayed drastically decreased
their hate speech usage—by at least 80%. Though many subreddits saw an influx of r/fatpeoplehate and
r/CoonTown “migrants,” those subreddits saw no significant changes in hate speech usage. In other words,
other subreddits did not inherit the problem. We conclude by reflecting on the apparent success of the ban,
discussing implications for online moderation, Reddit and internet communities more broadly.
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11 days ago by wn
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11 days ago by regisd
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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11 days ago by mappings
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Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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11 days ago by audrey
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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11 days ago by kohlmannj
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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11 days ago by arcadiy
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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11 days ago by lemonodor
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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11 days ago by readywater
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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11 days ago by stringsn88keys
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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11 days ago by scuddr
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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11 days ago by locuna
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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11 days ago by motdiem
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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11 days ago by girma
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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11 days ago by dpwolf
"Reddit closed several subreddits due to violations of Reddit's anti-harassment policy. We find that the ban worked"
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11 days ago by steveklabnik