Reddit Declares Itself a ‘Government’

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Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian has been called Mayor of the Internet, but that wasn't an elected position. (Photo via Getty) Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian has been called Mayor of the Internet, but that wasn’t an elected position. (Photo via Getty)

While government agencies try to intervene in the celebrity hacking crisis by chasing down the responsible black hat, most of the chaos surrounding the “Fappening” has already come and gone. The stolen photos hit the internet, entire communities popped up and moderators rushed in to control the mess as best they could.

In that moment of extralegal turmoil, responsibility fell on companies like Reddit, Twitter and 4chan, reminding us that the most important modern channels of communication are in the hands of a few private companies.

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