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Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Q&A with Reddit CEO Steve Huffman on banning r/The_Donald and other problematic subreddits, after resisting for years   —  Steve Huffman, Reddit's co-founder and chief executive, says new rule changes will help the company fulfill its mission.  —  On Monday, Reddit …
Jun 30, 2020, 1:35 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Reddit will ban r/The_Donald, r/ChapoTrapHouse, and ~2,000 other subreddits, most of which are inactive, after updating rules to more explicitly ban hate speech   —  More than 2,000 communities are being removed on Monday for violating Reddit's new content policies
Jun 29, 2020, 1:09 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is leaving Initialized, the VC firm he co-founded in 2012; Ohanian has become more interested in pre-seed investing   —  Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is moving on from Initialized, the venture capital firm he co-founded in 2012, Axios has learned.
Jun 26, 2020, 5:55 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Proprio, which is developing a computational imaging system that seeks to help surgeons perform procedures more accurately, raises $23M Series A led by DCVC   —  Seattle startup Proprio has raised more cash to help build out its surgical technology that some investors believe will be just as transformative as the X-ray.
Jun 20, 2020, 1:50 AMIn context
Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Atlantic:
Reddit faces renewed scrutiny over racism on the platform, as moderators claiming to represent 200M users sign open letter in its largest ever collective action   —  In 2015, the Southern Poverty Law Center called out Reddit as home to “the most violently racist” content on the internet …
Jun 13, 2020, 2:00 AMIn context
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Reddit names Y Combinator CEO and Justin.tv founder Michael Seibel as Alexis Ohanian's replacement   —  Ohanian stepped down last week, asking the board to replace him with a black candidate  —  Reddit has named Y Combinator CEO Michael Seibel to its board of directors.
Jun 10, 2020, 7:30 AMIn context
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Reddit pledges to honor Ohanian's request to appoint a black director, says it'll update content moderation policies to “explicitly address hate” within weeks   —  Founder to leave controversial discussion platform, saying resignation can be ‘act of leadership’
Jun 5, 2020, 4:20 PMIn context
@alexisohanian:
[Thread] Alexis Ohanian resigns from the Reddit board, urges company to fill his seat with a black candidate, pledges $1M to Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp   —  I co-founded @reddit 15 years ago to help people find community and a sense of belonging. It is long overdue to do the right thing. I'm doing this for me, for my family, and for my country.
Jun 5, 2020, 12:48 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
A look at recent statements by tech companies, including Amazon, Microsoft, and Salesforce, regarding racism in America after George Floyd's death   —  Comments Share 70 Tweet Share Reddit Email  —  Seattle tech giants Amazon and Microsoft issued statements this weekend in response …
May 31, 2020, 9:05 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Twitter and Reddit file an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging a State Department rule that visa applicants must disclose social media handles   —  Twitter and Reddit have filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging a U.S. government rule change compelling visa applicants …
May 29, 2020, 12:10 PMIn context

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