Reddit CEO Steve Huffman admitted he edited comments made on the social media site by Donald Trump supporters.
Reddit CEO admits to editing posts from Donald Trump supporters https://t.co/GL2uMiP3j5
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) November 24, 2016
After major backlash Huffman ultimately confessed to altering posts by pro-Trump users in the subreddit known as r/the_donald.
As taken from Twitchy.com:
According to “The Blaze,” Huffman was editing comments with his own username (f**k u/spezo) surrounding #Pizzagate trying to quote, “avoid a witch hunt” on the site. In addition to editing comments, sounds like Huffman took steps to altogether remove the #Pizzagate subreddit.
Users in the Trump supporters’ community blasted the move with comments in the post directed at Huffman using his “u/spez” Reddit name.
@theblaze Just an example why no one trust the media, anymore. They are so arrogant, they don’t even understand the need for trust.
— MrBoots (@MrBootsTheCat11) November 25, 2016
@theblaze So Wrong! They need to be held accountable!
— Joyce A Lockyer (@joycealiceangst) November 24, 2016
@theblaze – Edits? It’s called Censorship and manipulation..
— Warren E. Dixon Jr (@warrendix3) November 25, 2016
By Wednesday, “The _Donald” members found that many of their messages to Huffman had been edited. Huffman then responded with the following statement:
Yep. I messed with the “f**k u/spez ” comments, replacing “spez” with r/the_donald mods for about an hour. It’s been a long week here trying to unwind the r/pizzagate stuff. As much as we try to maintain a good relationship with you all, it does get old getting called a pedophile constantly. As the CEO, I shouldn’t play such games, and it’s all fixed now. Our community team is pretty pissed at me, so I most assuredly won’t do this again.
— Financial Express (@FinancialXpress) November 25, 2016
Reddit users accused Huffman of censoring what the administration does not agree with and some users called for his resignation.
— #ShadowBlocked (@notalemming) November 25, 2016
@theblaze there is no excuse for violating the first amendment whether you agree with the speech or not
— GulliverX (@GulliverX) November 25, 2016
— Tracy smith (@browt1971) November 25, 2016
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