NEW YORK — Reddit said Monday that it had lost more than 5 pounds since it was hacked on Dec. 21, 2017, after the site’s users posted nearly 1 million fake comments about the 2016 election.
The company said it had logged nearly 3.7 million days on the site since then.
In its most recent quarterly report, Reddit said it logged a total of 9.3 million hours of use, up 5.4 percent.
The hack resulted in the loss of nearly 30 million user accounts, but Reddit said the vast majority of the losses are due to people who were tricked into deleting or otherwise changing their posts, or who were blocked from posting or commenting.
The site said in its latest report that it has removed more than 1.2 million user-generated content, including about 20 million user submissions.
It said that while it’s still working to restore user accounts and remove content, it is “actively seeking additional help to mitigate the impact of the incident.”
Reddit’s founder Alexis Ohanian has said he believes that a coordinated, state-sponsored effort, such as the election hacking, was behind the hack.
Ohanian said he believed the hacking was a coordinated effort by a group of foreign governments and “foreign actors.”
Reddit said in a statement Monday that Ohanian will receive a $2 million award from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a nonprofit group that oversees the domain name system.
The group, which was created by Congress in 2005, has awarded $1.5 million in prizes for technology innovation.
Ohanaust said he was disappointed in the award and that he would be seeking to have the money returned to the group.