Internationalizing Safety

2021.10.21 15:11 worstnerd Internationalizing Safety

As Reddit grows and expands internationally, it is important that we support our international communities to grow in a healthy way. In community-driven safety, this means ensuring that the complete ecosystem is healthy. We set basic Trust and Safety requirements at the admin level, but our structure relies on users and moderators to also play their role. When looking at the safety ecosystem, we can break it into 3 key parts:

The data largely shows that our content moderation is scaling and that international communities show healthy levels of reporting and moderation. We are taking steps to ensure that this will continue in the future and that we can identify the instances when this is not the case.
Before we go too far, it's important to recognize that not all subreddits have the same level of activity. Being more active is not necessarily better from a safety perspective, but generally speaking, as a subreddit becomes more active we see the maturity of the community and mods increase (I'll touch more on this later). Below we see the distribution of subreddit categories as a function of various countries. I'll leave out the specific details of how we define each of these categories but they progress from inactive (not shown) → on the cuspgrowingactivehighly active.
Categorizing Subreddit Activity by Country
Country On the Cusp Growing Active Highly Active
US 45.8% 29.7% 17.4% 4.0%
GB 47.3% 29.7% 14.1% 3.5%
CA 34.2% 28.0% 24.9% 5.0%
AU 44.6% 32.6% 12.7% 3.7%
DE 59.9% 26.8% 7.6% 1.7%
NL 47.2% 29.1% 11.8% 0.8%
BR 49.1% 28.4% 13.4% 1.6%
FR 56.6% 25.9% 7.7% 0.7%
MX 63.2% 27.5% 6.4% 1.2%
IT 50.6% 30.3% 10.1% 2.2%
IE 34.6% 34.6% 19.2% 1.9%
ES 45.2% 32.9% 13.7% 1.4%
PT 40.5% 26.2% 21.4% 2.4%
JP 44.1% 29.4% 14.7% 2.9%
We see that our larger English speaking countries (US, GB, CA, and AU) have a fairly similar distribution of activity levels (AU subreddits skew more active than others). Our larger non-English countries (DE, NL, BR, FR, IT) skew more towards "on the cusp." Again, this is neither good or bad from a health perspective, but it is important to note as we make comparisons across countries.
Our moderators are a critical component of the safety landscape on Reddit. Moderators create and enforce rules within a community, cater automod to help catch bad content quickly, review reported content, and do a host of other things. As such, it is important that we have an appropriate concentration of moderators in international communities. That said, while having moderators is important, we also need to ensure that these mods are taking "safety actions" within their communities (we'll refer to mods who take safety actions as "safety moderators" for the purposes of this report). Below is a chart of the average number of "safety moderators" in each international community.
Average Safety Moderators per Subreddit
Country On the cusp Growing Active Highly Active
US 0.37 0.70 1.68 4.70
GB 0.37 0.77 2.04 7.33
CA 0.35 0.72 1.99 5.58
AU 0.32 0.85 2.09 6.70
DE 0.38 0.81 1.44 6.11
NL 0.50 0.76 2.20 5.00
BR 0.41 0.84 1.47 5.60
FR 0.46 0.76 2.82 15.00
MX 0.28 0.56 1.38 2.60
IT 0.67 1.11 1.11 8.00
IE 0.28 0.67 1.90 4.00
ES 0.21 0.75 2.20 3.00
PT 0.41 0.82 1.11 8.00
JP 0.33 0.70 0.80 5.00
What we are looking for is that as the activity level of communities increases, we see a commensurate increase in the number of safety moderators (more activity means more potential for abusive content). We see that most of our top non-US countries have more safety mods than our US focused communities at the same level of activity (with a few exceptions). There does not appear to be any systematic differences based on language. As we grow internationally, we will continue to monitor these numbers, address any low points that may develop, and work directly with communities to help with potential deficiencies.
Healthy communities also rely on users responding appropriately to bad content. On Reddit this means downvoting and reporting bad content. In fact, one of our strongest signals that a community has become "toxic" is that we see that users are responding in the opposite fashion by upvoting violating content. So, counterintuitively when we are evaluating whether we are seeing healthy growth within a country, we want to see a larger fraction of content being reported (within reason), and that a good fraction of communities are actually receiving reports (ideally this number approaches 100%, but very small communities may not have enough content or activity to receive reports. For every country, 100% of highly engaged communities receive reports).
Portion of Subreddits with Reports Portion of content Reported
US 48.9%
GB 44.1%
CA 56.1%
DE 42.6%
AU 45.2%
BR 31.4%
MX 31.9%
NL 52.2%
FR 34.6%
IT 41.0%
ES 38.2%
IE 51.1%
PT 50.0%
JP 35.5%
Here we see a little bit more of a mixed bag. There is not a clear English vs non-English divide, but there are definitely some country level differences that need to be better understood. Most of the countries fall into a range that would be considered healthy, but there are a handful of countries where the reporting dynamics leave a bit to be desired. There are a number of reasons why this could be happening, but this requires further research at this time.
The next thing we can look at is how moderators respond to the content being reported by users. By looking at the mod rate of removal of user reported content, we can ensure that there is a healthy level of moderation happening at the country level. This metric can also be a bit confusing to interpret. We do not expect it to be 100% as we know that reported content has a natural actionability rate (i.e., a lot of reported content is not actually violating). A healthy range is in the 20-40% range for all activity ranges. More active communities tend to have higher report removal rates because of larger mod teams and increased reliance on automod (which we've also included in this chart).
Moderator report removal rate Automod usage
US 25.3%
GB 28.8%
CA 30.4%
DE 24.7%
AU 33.7%
BR 28.9%
MX 16.5%
NL 26.7%
FR 26.6%
IT 27.2%
ES 12.4%
IE 34.2%
PT 23.6%
JP 28.9%
For the most part, we see that our top countries show a very healthy dynamic between user's reporting content, and moderators taking action. There are a few low points here, notably Spain and Mexico, the two Spanish speaking countries, this dynamic needs to be further understood. Additionally, we see that automod adoption is generally lower in our non-English countries. Automod is a powerful tool that we provide to moderators, but it requires mods to write some (relatively simple) code...in English. This is, in part, why we are working on building more native moderator tools that do not require any code to be written (there are other benefits to this work that I won't go into here).
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