Reddit CEO Steve Huffman is at the centre of controversy after confessing that he edited comments made about him on the site by Donald Trump supporters.
Huffman, who co-founded Reddit with Alexis Ohanian in 2005 and goes by the username ‘spez’, admitted to changing abusive posts about him to mention the moderators of Reddit’s biggest pro-Trump subreddit, r/the_donald.
“Yep. I messed with the “fuck u/spez” comments, replacing “spez” with r/the_donald mods for about an hour,” he said in response to a post in which users called him out for that.
“As the CEO, I shouldn’t play such games, and it’s all fixed now,” Huffman said. “Our community team is pretty pissed at me, so I most assuredly won’t do this again.” Read more…