We wanted to let you know that Reddit is now available as an “onion service” on Tor at the address:
As some of you likely know, an onion service enables users to browse the internet anonymously. Tor is a free and open-source software that enables this kind of anonymous communication and browsing. It’s an important tool frequently used by journalists, human rights activists, and others who face threats of surveillance or censorship. Reddit has always been accessible via Tor, but with the launch of our official onion service, we’re able to improve the user experience when browsing Reddit on Tor: quicker loading times for the site, shorter network hops through Tor network and eliminating opportunities for Reddit being blocked or someone maliciously monitoring your traffic, and a cryptographic assurance that your connection is direct to reddit.com.
A huge thank you to the work of Alec Muffett (@AlecMuffett) and all the predecessors who helped build the Enterprise Onion Toolkit, which this launch is largely based on. We’ll be open sourcing our Kubernetes deployment pattern and helping modernize the existing codebase and sharing our signal enhancements to help spot and block abuse against our new onion service.
For more information about the Tor network please visit https://www.torproject.org/.
Edit: There’s of course an old reddit flavor at https://old.reddittorjg6rue252oqsxryoxengawnmo46qy4kyii5wtqnwfj4ooad.onion.
- Edit: corrected “old” link destination