Reddit CEO admits to editing insulting comments to target pro-Trump moderators

The CEO of Reddit, Steve Huffman, admitted that he edited comments on the forum platform, The Verge reported.

Huffman said he modified comments that criticised and insulted him by changing references in the comments from his username, spez, to the usernames of moderators on a pro-Donald Trump subreddit called r/the_donald.

“Yep. I messed with the ‘fuck u/spez’ comments, replacing ‘spez’ with r/the_donald mods for about an hour,” said Huffman.

“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 paedophile 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.”

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Reddit CEO admits to editing insulting comments to target pro-Trump moderators