Reddit has a SERIOUS political astro-turfing problem.
Some would argue it swayed the US election. Some would argue Reddit is bought and sold.
The popular or all experience is completely different. Commenting you don't even know if it's a real person or not.
Does anyone know a forum similar to this or Reddit where it's ALL verified accounts?
There's a one time $5 fee at signup and a 1 week waiting period after to post/comment. Seems to do a good job preventing this type of thing because the costs quickly get prohibitive if your dummy accounts keep getting deactivated.
It's still an ugly echo chamber on politics though, it is extremely far US-left on everything.
A dummy account on reddit may be allowed to vote hundreds of times before being banned so the price per vote becomes minimal.
I'd personally head in exactly the opposite direction - somewhere where there are no accounts at all, in the tradition of anonymous imageboards since the founding of 2chan. Granted the selection isn't so wide any more.
"All verified accounts" sounds like a boring echo chamber.