These are Reddit's most upvoted posts from the past year

Dec 9 2020, 2:40 pm

We’re closing in on the end of 2020 (thankfully), and Reddit has highlighted some Canadian content as part of the conversations and posts that received the most upvotes over the past year.

The Toronto Raptors, Maple Leafs, and the Vancouver Canucks popped up in the website’s most popular professional sports teams and Quebec filmmaker Denis Villeneuve and his upcoming flick¬†Dune¬†ranked near the top on Reddit’s most discussed movies in 2020.

The¬†social news aggregation website says Reddit users came together in a year “marked by life-changing, world-shifting and often¬†tumultuous events.”

Reddit’s year in review says people weren’t afraid to address some of the bigger issues that shaped the world in 2020, citing COVID-19, the US election, Black Lives Matter, and climate change as major trenders as well as users’ creative prowess that provided comfort throughout the pandemic.

If you’d rather watch the most memorable original content from Reddit in 2020, the popular website has put together a video for you to soak up the past year:

In 2020, Reddit had 52 million daily active users, an increase of 44% compared to last year. There was a total of 303.4 million posts, 2 billion comments, and 49.2 billion upvotes.

There were 50.2 million mentions of COVID, COVID-19, or coronavirus across the platform and r/coronavirusrecession and r/stimuluscheck were the two biggest business communities (by subscribers) created in 2020.

Here’s how the rest of the Reddit world breaks down for the platform’s year in review.

Most Upvoted Posts of 2020:


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  1. I’ve found a few funny memories during lockdown. This is from my 1st tour in 89, backstage in Vegas. (via r/pics) Р406k upvotes
  2. A short story (via r/memes) Р292k upvotes)
  3. Please make this go viral. I am begging you. Police and National Guard patrolling neighborhood and shooting civilians on their own property. Make America see this, I beg you. [Minneapolis] (via r/publicfreakout) Р272k upvotes
  4. If this is you: Fu*k you (via r/pics) Р271k upvotes
  5. ¬†‚ÄúEverybody‚Äôs trying to shame us‚Ä̬†(via r/publicfreakout) – 258k upvotes

Most Upvoted AMAs of 2020:

  1. Jagshemash. My name Borat. My new moviefilm is streams in Amazon. Please you will watch then spray me with questions. I strong, I have survive syphilis 17 time, I can take whatever you want pump on me! AMA! (via r/movies) Р102k upvotes
  2. I’m Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. AMA about COVID-19. (via r/coronavirus) Р87.5k upvotes
  3.  I am a 92 year old German born Jew who grew up in the Hitler youth and was forced to fight in WW2 in the German anti-tank division. I deserted and became a POW in a British camp and eventually moved to Canada in 1955. Just recently, I published a memoir of my life. AMA (via r/iama) Р72.5K upvotes
  4.  Susan Collins has failed the people of Maine and this country. She has voted to confirm Trump’s judicial nominees, approve tax cuts for the rich, and has repeatedly chosen to put party before people. I am running to send her packing. I’m Betsy Sweet, and I am running for U.S. Senate in Maine. AMA. (via r/politics) Р71.9k upvotes
  5. I‚Äôm Jaime Harrison, the ‚ÄúDemocratic Challenger‚ÄĚ to Sen. Lindsey Graham in South Carolina. I‚Äôm running for Senate to bring hope back to the working families of SC and to #SendLindseyHome. AMA!¬†(via r/politics) – 64.5k upvotes

Most Discussed Topics in COVID-related communities

  1. Social distancing
  2. Medical advice
  3. Reliable sources
  4. Wearing masks
  5. Herd immunity

Most Popular Professional Teams by Community Activity 

Most Discussed Election Topics in r/politics

  1. Supreme Court
  2. COVID-19
  3. Mail-in voting
  4. Checking voter registration
  5. Electoral college

Most Discussed Topics in r/blacklivesmatter

  1. George Floyd
  2. Police brutality
  3. Social media
  4. Breonna Taylor
  5. Systemic racism

Most Discussed Topics in r/worldnews

  1. COVID-19
  2. Hong Kong
  3. Climate Change
  4. Middle East
  5. Human Rights

Most Discussed Climate Change Issues in r/climate

  1. Fossil fuels
  2. Renewable energy
  3. Carbon tax
  4. Green New Deal
  5. Sea levels

Most Popular Television Shows By Community Activity 

Most Discussed New or Upcoming Films in r/movies

  1. Tenet
  2. Dune
  3. Mulan
  4. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog
  6. Wonder Woman 1984
  7. Hamilton
  8. Birds of Prey
  9. Black Widow
  10. Invisible Man

Most Popular Video Games of 2020 by Community Activity 

  1. League of Legends
  2. Minecraft
  3. Animal Crossing
  4. Fortnite
  5. Destiny
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