Volunteers who maintain the standard of content on Reddit’s forums do 466 hours of work every day – labour that would cost 2.8 per cent of the firm’s revenue
Reddit moderators provide $3.4 million worth of unpaid labour to keep the platform relatively free of unsavoury content – equivalent to nearly 3 per cent of Reddit’s revenue.
The social news website relies on moderators to maintain the standard of content on its subreddits, or individual forums focused on a theme. Moderators may settle disputes, levy rules on what is and isn’t appropriate and delete or edit content deemed unsuitable for the site.
“Reddit has become a really prominent platform when you …