Thousands of Reddit communities have gone dark—here’s why

Monday, June 12, 2023 - 09:13 in Mathematics & Economics

Thousands of subreddits are protesting a price hike that could kill numerous third-party apps. Deposit Photos Thousands of Reddit communities are currently inaccessible or highly restricted in protest of recently revealed price hikes for third-party developers. Beginning on June 12, moderators overseeing some of the website’s most popular subreddits including r/aww, r/music, and r/science set their community pages to private through June 14. Some plan to remain inactive until Reddit changes its pricing plans. The blackout stems from news first revealed via a post by Christian Selig, developer of the extremely popular iOS-only Reddit app, Apollo. Last Wednesday, Selig explained that Reddit recently informed him of its new fee system rates scheduled to go into effect on July 1. This change would ostensibly raise his operating costs from $0 to $20 million...

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