Reddit user growth up by 890% despite community controversy
Reddit has announced it received record page views in July despite suffering a revolt from sub-Reddits now restricted by new rules.
Following Reddit chief executive Ellen Pao stepping down from her role last month after seizing back control of wayward communities with a new line of anti-hate regulations, the site - against expectations - saw an 890 per cent increase on its monthly growth.
According to figures released by the company, in July, Reddit had over 195 unique visitors who viewed a record of 8.06bn pages.
It comes after the site promised to hide and not advertise on sub-Reddits that “violate a common sense of decency”.
The August stats will display whether the site was indeed bolstered by a new influx of users – or a heavy flow of curious one-timers looking to witness the furore plaguing the company's upper echelon.
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