Reddit’s transparency reports go above and beyond what other social media firms provide, giving a wealth of information on content moderation and worldwide legal demands. The corporation has now established a transparency centre that will serve as a clearinghouse for safety, security, and policy information. Facebook also announced intentions to produce transparency reports biannually rather than once a year, and said that it will delete considerably more harmful material, including child abuse and revenge porn, in 2022 than it did in 2021.
According to its 2022 transparency report, Reddit reported a significant increase in moderation and legal demands last year. Government and law enforcement removal account information demands increased by 51% and 61%, respectively, while copyright notifications increased by 43%.
On the moderating front, the scenario was similar. The BBC reported this summer that, despite improvements to its policy earlier this year, Reddit was still hosting “thousands” of non-consensual intimate (NCII) photographs (aka revenge porn).
As a consequence, Reddit joined StopNCII.org, a database run by the nonprofit foundation SWGfL’s Revenge Porn Hotline that attempts to stop the spread of revenge porn. “We have already seen good results from this technology and hope it will help us delete this stuff more swiftly,” an Ars Technica spokeswoman said. To wit, it banned 473 percent more subreddits and terminated 244 percent more user accounts for breaching revenge porn standards than it did in 2021. The overall number of NCII positions eliminated was 187,258 in comparison to about 88,000 the previous year.