Reddit and Facebook are two very different social media platforms. As true as that may be, however, it's difficult not to conclude “shots fired” with the timing of the former’s newest policy.
On Thursday, the popular social news site unveiled a brand new policy meant to curb impersonation and maliciously deceptive media on the platform.
The new Reddit policy reads as follows:
Basically, Reddit is quashing lies and disinformation on the site. Users cannot try to legitimately pass off as another individual or entity. For example, a user cannot register the username of a celebrity and truly pretend to be that celebrity on the site. While that’s the most weaponized scenario, Reddit is also specific in pointing out forgery and fake articles, and links are covered under this policy too. Read more...More about Facebook, Reddit, Misinformation, Impersonation, and Deepfakes