A few years ago, I made a comment on Reddit that was interpreted as offensive. I’m not exactly sure what I said but I do know that my comment was reported and I was permanently banned from Reddit. Whenever I would try to create a new account, the account would already be shadow banned before even posting a first comment. I am aware that Reddit, among many other social media sites, use advanced 3rd party fingerprinting technology to identify users, or more specifically, devices. They generate unique fingerprints from things like the model of the GPU or CPU, or whatever else they can probe.
I have tried creating a new Reddit account using Brave’s private window, and the account was again shadow banned. I have tested this from several different networks to rule out network level fingerprinting. So I know that they can still identify my device when I use Brave in private mode, and can therefore conclude that Brave’s anti-fingerprinting technology is flawed, and Reddit, among all major social media companies are using this same technology to track devices.