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Reddit says racist content and slurs don’t violate site rules

Reddit says racist content and slurs don’t violate site rules

Reddit has a long history of allowing controversial subreddits to stay live, though it has implemented certain actions against them in the past, such as quarantining. Still, the site has historically dragged its feet about banning subreddits that many felt were in violation of site rules, in some cases allowing them to remain, and it has now stated that racist content is permissible.

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Reddit drops Bitcoin payment option for Gold

Reddit drops Bitcoin payment option for Gold

As bitcoin popularity grew, so did the number of companies accepting it as a payment method. Dell was one of the early big companies to accept it; Microsoft, too, let customers pay for subscriptions using the digital currency. Reddit adopted bitcoin as a payment option for Gold way back in 2013, but quietly changed that in recent days, blaming Coinbase and bugs for its decision.

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Bitcoin taxes: A terrifying story about the basics

Bitcoin taxes: A terrifying story about the basics

For tax collectors at the IRS, bitcoin season is upon us. Today we're taking a peek at the most basic elements - the need-to-know parts - of taxes in the United States when it comes to bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. As one Redditor found out recently, taxes on crypto could be simple - or they could be absolutely terrifyingly bad to behold. OF NOTE: None of what we present here should be taken as financial advice, as we are not accountants - all users should seek professional help (especially if they're frequent readers of articles here on SlashGear.)

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Reddit Russian propaganda is mostly shared by American users

Reddit Russian propaganda is mostly shared by American users

Reddit has finally spoken up about recent reports pointing toward the presence of Russia propaganda on its platform. The company wasn't ignoring the reports, company CEO Steve Huffman said in a post, but rather being "careful to not tip our hand too much" during its own investigation into the matter. According to Huffman, who posted under his handle /u/spez, "We take the integrity of Reddit extremely seriously, both as the stewards of the site and as Americans."

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Last Galaxy S9 secrets just spilled on Reddit

Last Galaxy S9 secrets just spilled on Reddit

A tipster spilled what seemed to be a whole lot of details on the Samsung Galaxy S9 a bit over a week before the main reveal event. This tipster decided they'd risk revealing the identity of whoever it was that allowed them to handle the Galaxy S9 in the process, writing their AMA on Reddit. This Redditor suggested that they "got to use [the Galaxy S9] for about 20 min" and that they "got pretty familiar with the device."

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Reddit bans “involuntary porn” made with artificial intelligence

Reddit bans “involuntary porn” made with artificial intelligence

Weeks ago, a disturbing subreddit called "deepfakes" featuring adult content edited using artificial intelligence went viral. The content seemingly featured popular actresses (and the occasional actor) in adult movies, though none of those celebrities had actually participated in the content and none had given their consent. The videos were edited using artificial intelligence, and now Reddit is squashing them.

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Reddit two-factor authentication goes live: secure your account now

Reddit two-factor authentication goes live: secure your account now

Reddit may be a bastion of throwaway accounts, but many users have regular accounts that they use as their more permanent posting handle. Some of those accounts are valuable; others contain personal content, maybe even messages linking it to the user's identity. Security is important for those reasons and more, and now Reddit has finally an adequate solution.

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Reddit app on Android, iOS gets a massive update

Reddit app on Android, iOS gets a massive update

While social networks like Facebook and Twitter have become the home of bite-sized news, whether fake or otherwise, the Internet has one other venue when it comes to actually discussing such things. Reddit is practically the modern-day, and more complicated version of the BBS of yesteryears but, somewhat ironically, it has been a bit slow on embracing our smartphone overlords. To rectify that situation, Reddit has rolled out a huge update for its mobile apps that could make users actually want to use the app rather than stick with the mobile browser form.

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Reddit is down, it’s not just me (or you)

Reddit is down, it’s not just me (or you)

This morning Reddit went down and an incident was investigated starting at 8:17 AM PST. This incident began to take effect between 5-10 minutes before the investigation was logged on the official Reddit Status Page as such. Reddit's request rate was down at about 4AM this morning - down but not out, meaning it was normal. Starting at just after 8AM Pacific Time, request rates TANKED.

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Battlefront 2: Reddit meme-troopers just saved the day …for now

Battlefront 2: Reddit meme-troopers just saved the day …for now

This week Reddit changed the mind of EA on a game they were just about to release called Star Wars: Battlefront II. This game was looking amazing at first, then the public turned sour at EA's reveal of in-game transactions. After days of bad press from game and tech blogs and a massive front-page-fiasco on Reddit, EA "heard you loud and clear."

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Battlefront 2: Today’s Reddit war with EA

Battlefront 2: Today’s Reddit war with EA

Star Wars fans are not happy with Electronic Arts. Even though Battlefront 2 hasn't officially launched yet, the early access period that comes along with some versions of the game has given players a look at what's in store. Between loot boxes and locked features, those players have a lot to complain about.

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OnePlus 5T leaked in full on Reddit and Twitter

OnePlus 5T leaked in full on Reddit and Twitter

OnePlus 5T leaks today seem to have spilled all the beans - specs, photos, and the whole lot. This next-gen smartphone seems to be similar to its predecessor without being nearly as much of a 1:1 comparable device as the 3T was to the 3. Here, OnePlus seems to have given the device the boost it needs not just on the inside, but in its display and around the edges, as well.

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