Reddit is taking aim at some media heavyweights to reduce spam on the site.
The popular link-sharing site has banned a half-dozen prominent sites, including TheAtlantic.com and BusinessWeek.com, according to a recently created subreddit. Other banned sites include Phys.org, ScienceDaily.com, and GlobalPost.
Reddit users who try to submit links to these sites are greeted with a message that informs them that "this domain has been banned for spamming and/or cheating."
The site announced a crackdown on spammers last week but only specifically mentioned that it would now employ link shorteners:
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