Claim: Tencent controls, censors or otherwise manipulates discourse on Reddit
Origin: In Q3 of 2019, it was announced that Tencent had invested $150 million into Reddit.
- It was a minor investment of only $150 million when Reddit is valued at $3 Billion. It also includes no controlling stake and no seat on board (Source)
- Tencent is known for having a vast array of investments across numerous industries and countries with investments in over 700 different companies 35% of which are outside China. (Source)
- Other companies Tencent has investments in that you may know of include: (Source 1) (Source 2)
- Epic Games
- Riot Games
- Snap (Snapchat parent company)