Reddit Just Released its Transparency Report for 2022, Here’s What You Need to Know

Reddit often touts itself as the front page of the internet, and there’s a lot of responsibility that comes with that. In spite of the fact that this is the case, Reddit doesn’t just have carte blanche to do whatever it pleases. Transparency is key, and in the interests of this, Reddit releases an annual Transparency Report that reveals some crucial insights into the actions that it has taken over the course of the year.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Reddit also launched a new mini-site. The new site is fairly notable because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up giving users the ability to check these insights whenever they like instead of having to wait for the annual report.

As for the report itself, Reddit revealed that the vast majority of posts on the site, or 96% to be precise, respected the rules with all things having been considered and taken into account. The approximately 4% that broke any of the rules or policies being removed by subreddit admins. Around 80% of these rule breaking posts involved spam that might have made the quality of the subreddit lower than might have been the case otherwise.

Also, Reddit is seeing a major change focused on its DM feature. The social media platform has largely been about posts and comments up until this point, but last year over 4 million pieces of content posted on the site were uploaded through DMs and chats.

This seems to suggest that DMs and chats on Reddit are becoming far more popular than they ever were before. The wider social media industry has been making a shift to the inbox as well, so it stands to reason that Reddit will be doing the same. These trends indicate that Reddit is by and large a positive community, although we will have to wait and see if this holds true for the rest of 2023 or if it changes due to the polarization of online discourse.

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