Reddit CEO Has Confessed Editing Insulting Comments

Posted: Nov 27 2016, 11:38am CST | by , in Technology News


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Reddit CEO Has Confessed Editing Insulting Comments

This is becoming a norm for social media sites these days

Many forums retain the power to ban or allow posts they find suitable. Reddit also exercises the same power but recently things went a step ahead when CEO Steve Huffman altered comments which were insulting to him.

According to Cnet, he edited ‘fuck Spez’ i.e. his username and directed the insults towards The_Donald, a subreddit of Trump supporters. Huffman did this because he had been under a series of attacks from the members of The_Donald.

The attacks took place after Reddit banned a Pizzagate subreddit. The subreddit supported a conspiracy theory regarding Hillary Clinton, a pizza restaurant from Washington DC and a paedophile ring.

Users were actually posting information about the people involved and Huffman and co. decided to remove it which caused Huffman to be harassed by users. He has now assured that it won’t happen again

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