Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has not only issued a formal apology on the social media platform for editing comments made about him on the site by Donald Trump supporters, but he’s announced a big change to the site as well.
In a long post on r/announcements, Huffman begins by saying, “tl;dr: I fucked up. I ruined Thanksgiving. I’m sorry. I won’t do it again.”
Perhaps the biggest news, though, is buried in Huffman’s PS: There’s now filtering available on the popular r/all. Huffman shared a video (below) on how users can filter out subreddits from their personal r/all page. Read more…
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Trump trolls on Reddit want the site’s CEO to quit over his response to a bizarre sex scandal called #Pizzagate. Crazily enough, they might be right.
If you haven’t heard, #Pizzagate is the hashtag used by trolls spreading the unhinged, bogus claim that Hillary Clinton was involved in a child sex ring running out of a Washington, D.C. pizza parlor. Several employees of that pizza parlor received death threats as a result. It’s exactly the sort of steaming pile of trash that Reddit’s uniquely positioned to cultivate—it’s just surprising it took so long to get here. Read more…
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Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has expressed regret for abusing his power by editing comments made about him on the site by Donald Trump supporters, but that’s not preventing subreddit users and moderators from calling for his resignation.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Huffman, who co-founded Reddit with Alexis Ohanian in 2005, admitted that changing abusive posts about him to mention the moderators of Reddit’s biggest pro-Trump subreddit, r/the_donald, wasn’t exactly a good idea.
“I abused my power to give the bullies a hard time,” he said, adding that the name-swapping was just a joke, a matter of “trolling the trolls” for a bit. Read more…
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