Reddit takes on Buzzfeed with stand-alone news site (but no comments allowed)

07/10/2015

Online community Reddit has launched a stand-alone news website called UpVoted, but in an uncharacteristic move it won’t allow comments.

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Upvoted will have a team of about 10 staffers who find stories on Reddit, verify the details, interview the original posters, and then write articles.

Upvoted will initially seek to publish about 20 stories per day - increasing to about 40 in time.

The team would concentrate on investigating content posted on Reddit's forums, a practice currently employed by many news organisations, but not previously by Reddit itself.

Unlike Reddit, it is not thought that the site will allow comments and, despite its name, will offer no "upvote" function. On Reddit, users can vote links posted by others either up or down.

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