"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.


@dredmorbius Probably not all spam, of course. There will be other vaguely defined violations of terms service bannings. (Remember Reddit also took down chapotraphouse and associated subreddits.)


@emacsomancer This chart shows takedowns of one specific spammer, which is obvious when reading TFA.

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