Yep, Russian trolls hit Reddit, too—on /r/funny and elsewhere

Enlarge / Steve Huffman, cofounder and chief executive officer of Reddit Inc., listens during a Bloomberg Technology television interview in San Francisco in 2017. (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

On Tuesday, Reddit released new data alongside its 2017 Transparency Report showing that it had identified 944 "suspicious accounts," a few of which "had a visible impact on the site."

Reddit is the latest among a slew of tech companies that have identified troll and/or bot-laden social media accounts likely connected to Russia's Internet Research Agency, which seemingly attempted to manipulate the American voting public and affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

The site provided a full list of all of those accounts to Congress (and now the public), saying that the list would stay "visible for now," but it would be removed eventually.

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