Reddit’s CEO edited comments on a pro-Trump thread and everyone should care



New Statesman: “Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has publicly admitted to editing comments on the pro-Donald Trump subreddit r/the_donald in a move he has described as “trolling the trolls”. Huffman – who goes by “spez” on Reddit – deleted comments from the pro-Trump community on the site, and also altered comments that insulted him. He replaced comments reading “fuck u/spez” with those of the users who moderate the thread. This meant the criticism directed towards him appeared to be attacking the thread’s own moderators…”

“This is crucial because two months ago, a Redditor was taken to court for comments he left on the site.”

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