Reddit moderators have shut down the forum in protest of a new policy charging users for access to the site’s API. This rebellion cut Kevin off on parenting and wisdom (rest in peace) r/dadit) — and many others lost their favorite subreddits. But does this incident say anything more about the future of the Internet?
Next is the MrBeast charitable industrial complex.
Moreover, the platform is already fumbling with misinformation.
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