Reddit, which bills itself as the Frontpage of the Internet, is under fire as a platform by facilitating the spread of extremist views and fake news. While they weren’t represented at a Congressional hearing in November with Facebook, Google and Twitter, the site was also infiltrated by Russian propaganda agents looking to stir up political controversy in the U.S. Now, Reddit is looking to curtail the most darkest parts of the site, balancing both free speech and democracy. Journalist Andrew Marantz got a rare look inside the company as they banned over 100 online communities in one day, now considered too offensive for Reddit’s platform. Marantz joins Soledad O’Brien for a conversation on how these internet pioneers are looking to protect their legacy as champions of free speech while also protecting democracy.

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