#Reddit Users Rally Against #Chinese #Censorship After The Site Receives A $150 Million Reported #Investment

(TIME) — Reddit users rally against Chinese censorship after the site receives a $150 million reported investment.

As news that Chinese company Tencent will invest $150 million in Reddit ricocheted across the popular aggregation website, Redditors expressed fears about censorship – and shared a lot of Winnie the Pooh and Tiananmen Square pictures.

The deal with Tencent, a holding company which specializes in technology, is reportedly part of Reddit’s plan to raise $300 million to support the company’s operations, according to a report released Tuesday by TechCrunch. Reddit, which boasts 330 million active users and bills itself as the “Front Page of the Internet,” is inaccessible in China.

Most of the backlash has been in the form of a number of posts to one of the site’s most popular groups, r/pics, which has over 20 million subscribers.

Source: TIME, full story

 

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