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Reddit CEO regrets trolling Trump supporters by secretly editing their posts

By someone else following x   2016 Nov 26, 8:47pm 998 views   6 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Reddit-s-CEO-regrets-trolling-Trump-supporters-by-10637280.php

Steve Huffman, the chief executive of Reddit, knows he has some explaining to do.
Huffman, also a Reddit co-founder, landed in hot water Wednesday after admitting that he used his administrative powers to secretly edit user comments that were critical of him on r/The_Donald - a popular, pro-Trump forum (or "subreddit"). He swapped all mentions of his own username with the names of the pro-Trump group's leaders, meaning that expletive-laden posts aimed at him looked instead as if they were insulting the group's leaders.

2   Patrick   ignore (1)   2018 Dec 29, 3:59pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Send all those Redditors to Patrick.net!

I promise never to edit their posts or comments, though I will delete personal insults.
3   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 Dec 29, 4:08pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

He also reversed their sexes, so it's all very PC and OK.
4   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (4)   2018 Dec 29, 4:49pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

How do you reverse an Apache helicopter?

Ceffer says
He also reversed their sexes, so it's all very PC and OK.
5   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (4)   2018 Dec 29, 4:49pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

You should advertise on reddit.

Patrick says
Send all those Redditors to Patrick.net!

I promise never to edit their posts or comments, though I will delete personal insults.

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