Sunday, January 6, 2019

BuzzFeedNews is banned on /r/News

Last month I tried sharing an article from BuzzFeedNews.com in /r/News.  The post didn't appear in the new queue, which if often an indication a domain has been banned.  I checked to see how many times an article from BuzzFeedNews.com has ever appeared in /r/News, and the answer is.....zero.



I went to Redditsearch.io and looked for times when someone tried to submit an article from BuzzFeedNews.com in /r/News.  There were dozens of examples from the past month alone.  All of the posts were still sitting at 1 or 2 upvotes.  There were no flairs or comments on any of the posts, either.  That's a pretty clear sign the threads are being removed by an automoderator bot:

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