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Moderators on Reddit have closed their forums in protest of a new policy that charges users for access to the site’s API. Rebellion earned Kevin the Child Care-Return-Return (RIP) r/daddit) – and left many other users without their favorite subreddits. But does this incident say anything more about the future of the Internet?
Then Mister Beast the philanthropic-industrial complex.
Plus: Platforms are already throwing a ball at misinformation.
“Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Ross and produced by Casey Newton and Davis Land and Rachel Cohn. The show is edited by Jan Poynt. Engineering and original music by Alyssa Moxley Dan Powell, Elisheba Ittup, Marion Lozano, Sophia Lanman and Rowan Nemisto. Fact-checked by Caitlin Love.
Special thanks to Paula Zuchman, Pui-Ving Tam, Nell Gallogly, Kate LoPresti, and Jeffrey Miranda.