Reddit – another battlefield to be dominated by pro-China trolls?
Reddit users complained about the free freedom of press being interfered by pro-China coordinated activity, according to some comments and posts. This includes an upsurge in various unreasonable behaviors by activists such as downvoting negative threads about China and upvoting praising articles with regard to president Xi and China Communist Party’s initiatives. Nevertheless, Reddit reported back that their investigation into the allegedly “coordinated activity” didn’t uncover any proof that demonstrates links between so-called “content manipulation campaigns” and the Chinese government. It was recently rumored that Reddit will accept funding supports from Tencent which has also intensified the worrisome atmosphere within the networking community fretting about it absorbing not just financial aid but also the potential government censorship system which is a serious threat to free speech and democratic operation of the platform.