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Dark side of Reddit and a false claim

Online toxic communities hard to police; and that post on checking safety of account is false

A string of controversial images and videos has brought the shadier parts of social news aggregator Reddit to the fore in recent weeks.
 

NoMorals, a forum dedicated to making fun of mutilated or dead people including children, and animals, was reported by online news site Motherboard on March 6 as actively promoting disturbing content.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 25, 2018, with the headline 'Dark side of Reddit and a false claim'. Print Edition | Subscribe