The Reddit API protest continues

The Reddit API protest is still ongoing as of August 1, 2023. The protest began in June 2023, when many popular subreddits went private in protest of Reddit’s new API pricing. The new pricing has made it more difficult for third-party apps to access Reddit data, which has led to some apps shutting down.

Reddit has said that it is open to discussing the API pricing with the community, but so far there has been no resolution. The protest is ongoing, and it is unclear how long it will last.

Here are some of the reasons why people are protesting the new API pricing:

  • The pricing is too high for many third-party apps.
  • The new pricing makes it more difficult for third-party apps to compete with Reddit’s own official app.
  • The new pricing could lead to the shutdown of some popular third-party apps.

The protest has had a significant impact on Reddit. Many popular subreddits are still private, and the number of active users on the site has declined. Reddit has said that it is losing money because of the protest, but it has not said how much money it is losing.

It is unclear how long the protest will last. Reddit has said that it is open to discussing the API pricing with the community, but so far there has been no resolution. The protest could continue for weeks, months, or even years. Only time will tell how the protest will ultimately be resolved.

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