However, the popular subreddit and other coronavirus-related content have seemingly been left unchecked and unfiltered by Reddit.
Reddit has faced criticism before for the actions of its communities, particularly for a type of vigilante investigation common on the platform.
Reddit users were held responsible for incorrectly identifying a 22-year-old college student as one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.
Reddit users have clamored to several coronavirus-related subreddits, including r/coronavirus, which has more than 600,000 members.
A former r/coronavirus moderator told Vice that Reddit’s moderation system was „insufficient“ in preventing the spread of coronavirus misinformation.
Vice’s deep dive into content on r/Wuhan_flu found that the subreddit was full of „unvetted information, conspiracy theory, and paranoia.“
Perhaps the best-known example of Reddit’s power is from 2013, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. »