"We banned nearly 37M accounts between January and March of this year"

If you've ever wondered what it's like to fight spam at scale, here's what Reddit deals with.

When I occasionally say that I've very strong concerns about the Fediverse dealing successfully with abuse at this scale, this is the sort of thing I'm talking about.


#spam #contentModeration #reddit #abuse #MastoDev


@dredmorbius On the other hand, my account has been banned for a couple of years now, and no appeal has been able to resurrect it. I have never posted anything in the least bit controversial, and all of my posts have been on either a) FLOSS or b) educational fora. I am a University instructor and a FLOSS developer, so...

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@elb One view I've come to have of online identity is that flushing profiles every so often may actually be a relatively good thing.

Yes, it gives the bad actors a second shot, but it also gives the socially-oriented an opportunity against erronious policing and moderation.

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