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Reddit is buying TikTok rival Dubsmash
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Reddit said in a statement on Sunday that it has acquired TikTok rival Dubsmash. It did not disclose the financial terms of the deal. Dubsmash allows users to create and share video content, and it's especially popular with young, diverse audiences.

Dubsmash's three co-founders, Suchit Dash, Jonas Drüppel, and Tim Specht, will be joining Reddit with immediate effect.

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Reddit has banned the pro-Trump subreddit "r/The_Donald"
Reddit has banned the pro-Trump subreddit "r/The_Donald"
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Reddit has deleted r/The_Donald, a popular and controversial subreddit devoted to Donald Trump with over 790,000 members. Reddit Co-Founder and CEO Steve Huffman said that r/The_Donald had consistently violated the community and content policies by harassing others with hate speech. The social networking platform is also banning another 2,000 communities from all different political spectrums, including the subreddit of the left-wing podcast "Chapo Trap House".

Reddit has further introduced new content policies and developed a new enforcement plan to tackle critical issues. The post stated that "no community should be used as a weapon," and that "communities and users that promote hate based on identity or vulnerability will be banned."

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Reddit co-founder resigns board and asks for black replacement
Alexis Ohanian
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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has resigned from the company's board and urged Reddit to fill his spot him with a new black board member.

In a Tweet, Ohanian wrote: "I’m saying this as a father who needs to be able to answer his black daughter when she asks: 'What did you do?'".

Ohanian also announced he would donate all future gains on his Reddit stock to "serve the black community," and is immediately giving $1 million to Colin Kaepernick's racial-justice charity.