The digg killer reddit.com has been hijacked in the last couple of days by a down-voting bot which it would appear the administrators are powerless to block.
Submit any story on any topic and within minutes it’s down-voted by as many votes as it has received up, sending stories submitted by genuine users to the back of the line, while a steady stream of NSFW posts make it to the top.
The atheism sub-reddit also appears to be being affected.
Someone, somewhere, is either trying to figure out a way to game the algorithm, to get their own stories onto the front page, or reddit themselves have been making some changes which aren’t working according to plan.
Either way, I think this screen shot speaks for itself…