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'I Think He Fanned The Flames:' Fed-Up Reddit Moderators React To CEO's Stance On COVID-19 Misinformation21:58
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Screen shot of the open letter from moderators to Reddit administrators, calling on them to take stronger action against misinformation on the platform.
Screen shot of the open letter from moderators to Reddit administrators, calling on them to take stronger action against misinformation on the platform.

Misinformation and disinformation online about COVID-19 continues to have real-world consequences for the virus' spread.

This week, moderators of popular Reddit communities, or "subreddits," wrote an open letter to the company calling upon administrators to remove this misinformation and disinformation, and to take action against the subreddits in which it originates and spreads.

In this episode, Amory and Ben talk to a moderator of the r/coronavirus subreddit and to u/N8theGr8 — who moderates dozens of communities containing millions of members — about the open letter and Reddit CEO Steve Huffman's response.

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