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Jessica Moreno becomes fourth senior female to leave Reddit in last month

Reddit’s head of community Jessica Moreno has left the company, marking the fourth major exit by a female employee in the last month. Moreno has stated that her gender played no role in the decision. Her departure follows those of AMA organiser Victoria Taylor, CEO Ellen Pao and chief engineer …

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No rape please, but racism is fine – Reddit CEO outlines new rules

Reinstated Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has outlined what he believes is a new future for Reddit where its most distasteful content is stamped out. Effectively it boils down to this: Users can say they don’t like something or someone, but they can’t incite action against others or harass them. As …

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Bungie hires Destiny subreddit creator

The man who created the subreddit dedicated to online shooter Destiny has been hired by developer Bungie as a community manager. It’s my honour to be the latest player plucked from the community to assist in its management,” Chris ‘Cozmo23′ Shannon said. I now aim to better serve the larger …

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Reddit chief engineer Bethanye Blount quits

Does Reddit have a gender discrimination problem that it needs to address?” That’s the question being posed to Reddit after news that chief engineer Bethanye Blount has quit the company after just two months in the job and just days after CEO Ellen Pao also departed. Pao had endured months …

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Reddit CEO Ellen Pao resigns

Ellen Pao is no longer the CEO of Reddit. The news of her departure follows recent disruption across the site as moderators rebelled against what they saw as the unfair sacking of its AMA coordinator. Pao’s apology was seemingly not enough to quall the site’s fury. Ellen Pao resigned from …

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Reddit CEO promises change as site stabilises after mod protest

Interim CEO Ellen Pao has said that change is on the way following Reddit’s return to normal following last week’s mod protest. A number of the site’s subreddits were last week locked down after the mod in charge of the site’s popular AMAs, named Victoria, was allegedly fired. The bigger …

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r/gaming and other Reddits taken down by protest

Reddit is in the midst of a rebellion after the mod in charge of the site’s popular AMAs was allegedly fired. Victoria, known by the name ‘chooter’ on the site, is said to have been booted by management after an AMA (which stands for ‘Ask Me Anything’ – these are …

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Trolls under pressure as both Reddit and Twitter take action to limit hate

The internet’s reputation as a hatred free-for-all is being increasingly challenged, and now two of its leading networks have taken steps to limit people’s freedom to abuse. Having outlined a new anti-harassment policy last month, Rediit has today taken the unprecedented step of completely banning five hate-led subreddits – r/fatpeoplehate …

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Reddit mods sign League of Legends NDA with Riot

It has emerged that most of the moderation team of the League of Legends subreddit have signed up to a non-disclosure agreement with developer Riot Games. The Daily Dot reports that while Reddit has told mods that signing the NDA is not mandatory, doing so will grant them direct access …

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Moderator removes World of Warcraft subreddit in protest at login issues

One of the most active World of Warcraft communities on the internet was this weekend temporarily suspended as an act of protest. The top moderator of Reddit’s World of Warcraft subreddit on Saturday suspended the page entirely as a result of his prolonged struggle to long into the game since …

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