This week, Reddit took a firmer stance on the impersonations on its platform: it will ban them, according tomedia outlet Techspot. With issues of great public significance, such as the 2020 U.S. presidential election, taking place later this year, Reddit takes the opportunity to better cover some of the use cases that have already been seen, as well as the use cases that may emerge in the future.
Reddit says more common impostor behavior includes, but not limited to, users posing as others. The platform has also witnessed articles posted by positors that are falsely attributed to real journalists who claim to have originated in legitimate institutions and scams and attempt to constitute real transactions.
Reddit also tries to cover more, such as deep fakes or other misleading content about politicians.
Don’t impersonate individuals or entities
Reddit does not allow content that impersonates individuals or entities in a misleading or deceptive manner. This includes not only the use of a Reddit account to imitate someone, but also things like imitating someone else’s domain name, as well as deeps or other similar content that is suspected of misleading or incorrectly attributed to an individual or entity. While we allow satire and imitation, we will always consider the context of any particular content.
However, the Reddit platform will still allow malicious satire.