Monica Eaton-Cardone Weighs in on Fight Against Piracy on Reddit
Reddit is a platform for discussing everything from sports and games to politics, culture…and unfortunately, piracy. As Chargebacks911® Monica Eaton-Cardone notes in a new feature for Business Insider, this is not a new problem. In fact, it’s been widespread for years.
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Unfortunately, Reddit’s openness as a platform means it can play host to users looking to help one another engage in illicit activity. “Google 'Reddit piracy' and you'll find lots of active links, where Reddit users openly discuss the weakness and vulnerabilities of various piracy laws,” Monica says.
Monica also notes that, while Reddit has acted against egregious abuse, like boards dedicated to illegal sports streams, the site has a massive number of boards, most of which are monitored only by community members. “Policing it is extraordinarily difficult,” she says.
The problem extends beyond just Reddit. Ultimately, what we need is action to stop persistent fraud and cybercrime. Until that happens, shutting down individual Reddit boards or other online forums will have no lasting effect.