The CEO of Reddit recently admitted he “abused” his power to alter comments in a pro-Donald Trump subreddit.
CEO Steve Huffman told The Washington Post on Nov. 25 he violated the company’s policies and altered posts critical of him in the subreddit r/The_Donald.
According to Gizmodo, r/The_Donald users constantly attacked Huffman in posts. Huffman responded by swapping his name with the names of the group’s leaders.
Huffman repented and complained about the attacks’ effect on his relationship with users.
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“As much as we try to maintain a good relationship with you all, it does get old getting called a pedophile constantly,” Huffman wrote.
Ahead of Huffman’s apology, several business leaders directly attacked Trump or his supporters. Grubhub CEO Matt Maloney made it clear employees who disagreed with his anti-Trump views were not welcome with the company. Another CEO threatened tweeted about assassinating the president-elect. Despite those offensive remarks, ABC, CBS and NBC evening news shows ignored the stories.