It's hardly breaking news that Reddit, the gigantic, decentralized, self-proclaimed "front page" of the internet, is frequented by both intelligent users and complete assholes. A minority of the latter group have found a home in misogynist reddit subgroups, from the more ideological r/mensrights to the full-out disgusting r/rapingwomen and r/chokeabitch. Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian once told Jezebel that this type of content is "awful" but that "every communication platform has been occasionally used for content we find offensive — we at reddit think very carefully about how to encourage and promote the positive content that makes up the vast majority of what people post." That may be true, but it seems like the site's hateful subgroups — which Reddit's CEO has publicly defended — filter into the rest of the community more than just "occasionally," sometimes with disastrous consequences, particularly for the youngest redditors who depend on the site for advice.
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