Now here's what I think is a fascinating article on the subject about Reddit:
Where I've linked back to the article on TechSpot.
What jumped out at me immediately was how few requests Reddit got from the government. Quoting from the article:
"... Reddit received a mere 55 requests for data on 78 of its users last year..." (italics mine)
That is amazing to me, but let's contrast with what the article says about someone else:
"Considering that Reddit boasts more than 174 million users, the number of requests the company received is quite low. In contrast, Google’s latest transparency report revealed they had received 3,105 government requests..."
And Reddit didn't even honor all of them or accept requests not to disclose:
"Reddit says that several government requests it receives contain demands to withhold notice from users that carry no legal weight, adding that the company actively disregards these non-binding demands..." (italics mine)
I loved that one.
Kind of have the feeling the government recognizes diminishing returns on pushing Reddit around.
I really like transparency and cheer reports that give people information they need! And that information can tell you quite a bit about so many things of importance.