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Reddit user growth up by 890% despite community controversy

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By John McCarthy | Media editor

August 4, 2015 | 2 min read

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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