An independent researcher on Reddit has presented evidence that the Reddit administration team is fraudulently altering the subscriber numbers on Reddit's popular pro-Trump subreddit /r/the_donald in an attempt to make the forum appear less popular.
The online community, /r/the_donald, was created in June 2015 following the announcement of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Since then, the community has reportedly grown to over 380,000 subscribers and in November 2016 was ranked as one of the most active communities on Reddit, a website with a motto describing itself as "The front page of the Internet".
RedditPolitician_'s post on March 14 reveals how he came to this conclusion. By using the archived traffic stats he recorded the number of subscribers gained each day and added them all together. The sum of all new subscribers each day equaled 721,719. With this new information, the number of subscribers displayed on /r/the_donald could only be correct if 342,801 users unsubscribed from the subreddit. This is highly unlikely considering /r/the_donald averages 1-1.5 million page views per day, with 45,000-50,000 of those daily users being reported as "unique", generally meaning they are visiting the subreddit for the first time.
We've known there has been subscriber fraud for some time now, even before the original story broke, we had our suspicions. I'm extremely proud and happy I can deliver this information to enlighten, inform, and shed light onto the b******* restrictions placed on us solely because we have a different opinion.