“From his analyses, Olson has seen that a new post needs to be submitted onto a subreddit when posting activity is low. A new post has the best chance of getting upvoted when Reddit is at its weakest. This generally happens at around 7:00 a.m. EST.”
Recently, the social news site’s moderators declared war on several socially toxic subreddits. Here we reconstruct how they leveraged Reddit’s secret algorithms to do it.