Reddit’s new ‘popular’ front page excludes Trump-obsessed community

Reddit's new front page is all about popular posts — but it really depends on how you define "popular." 

On Wednesday, social news site Reddit introduced a new version of its front page; more precisely, the front page that shows to new visitors who aren't logged into Reddit. Instead of showing posts from a hand-picked, default set of subreddits, the page — also available at Reddit/r/popular/ — now shows posts that are popular over a wider variety of subreddits across Reddit. 

However, some subreddits are filtered out. As Reddit admin simbawulf put it, "subreddits that are large and dedicated to specific games are heavily filtered, as well as specific sports, and narrowly focused politically related subreddits," will not show on /r/popular. Furthermore, the announcement post said that "a handful of subreddits that users consistently filter out of their r/all page" will also be excluded.  Read more...

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