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Type of site
Available in English
Founder(s) Kal Turnbull[1]
Website www.reddit.com/r/changemyview
Commercial Yes
Users ~450,000(as of Nov 2017)[2]
Launched 2013; 5 years ago (2013)[1]

/r/changemyview is an Internet forum on Reddit where the community of participants discuss various topics for the purpose of understanding opposing viewpoints.

The forum was established by Kal Turnbull in 2013.[1] Turnbull is Scottish and was 17 years old at the time.[1]

Conversations in the forum have been the subject of research on interaction dynamics.[3][4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ a b c d Malone, Kenny (29 June 2017). "Change My View On Reddit Helps People Challenge Their Own Opinions". All Things Considered. NPR. 
  2. ^ "/r/changemyview metrics". Reddit Metrics. Retrieved July 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ Tan, Chenhao; Niculae, Vlad; Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Cristian; Lee, Lillian (2016). "Winning Arguments": 613–624. doi:10.1145/2872427.2883081. 
  4. ^ McRaney, David (9 October 2016). "YANSS 086 – Change My View". You Are Not So Smart. 
  5. ^ Brogan, Jacob (18 February 2016). "You Can't Win". Slate. 
  6. ^ Dewey, Caitlin (11 February 2016). "How to win a Facebook argument, according to science". The Washington Post. 
  7. ^ Basu, Tanya (11 February 2016). "A Subreddit Sparked a Scientific Inquiry Into How to Change Someone's Mind". Science of Us. 

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