Reddit CEO admits ‘editing’ Trump supporters’ posts, vows he won’t do it again after major backlash

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman admitted he edited comments made on the social media site by Donald Trump supporters.

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.

By Wednesday, “The _Donald” members found that many of their messages to Huffman had been edited. Huffman then responded with the following statement:

“Hey Everyone,

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.

F**k u/spez.”

 

Reddit users accused Huffman of censoring what the administration does not agree with and some users called for his resignation.

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