Facebook, the world’s largest social network, has said it refuses to be an arbiter of content.
Facebook has since come under increasing fire for its stance.
Over the past few weeks, many large advertisers, including Coca-Cola, Verizon, Levi Strauss and Unilever, have said they plan to pause advertising on the social network because they were unhappy with its handling of hate speech and misinformation.
No subject — whether it was video games or makeup or power-washing driveways — was too small to discuss.
People could simply sign up, browse the site anonymously and participate in any of the 130,000 active subreddits.
Yet that freewheeling position led to many issues of toxic speech and objectionable content across the site, for which Reddit has consistently faced criticism.
In the past, the company hosted forums that promoted racism against black people and openly sexualized underage children, all in the name of free speech. »