Research reveals almost 80% of Reddit threads mention Hitler
This is slightly worrying.
Reddit, the popular entertainment and discussion site, seems to have quite a dark common theme across many of its threads.
According to data scientist and blogger Curious Gnu, who analysed 4.6 million comments across Reddit to find this particularly fascinating result, 78% of active subreddits with 1000 comments or more mentioned Nazis or Hitler.
Think about that for a second. 78%.
For some context though, it’s important to consider that many of the discussions on Reddit are focused on political and historical themes. For example, subreddits such as Askhistorians, Europeans and Italy yield the highest number of mentions of the dictator.
That said, a quick search of Reddit Ireland shows that even the most unrelated threads are confirming the statistic.
Like this one for example, about Irish greetings.
Or this one, about retail.
Reddit is a strange place...