Washington DC, July 11 - Reddit's interim CEO Ellen Pao, who took over the site last year, has officially stepped down as co-founder Steve Huffman has taken over the role.
Reddit board member Sam Altman in a statement that, "Pao resigned from Reddit today by mutual agreement. I'm delighted to announce that Steve Huffman, founder and the original Reddit CEO, is returning as CEO," the Verge reported.
Huffman had co-founded the company with Alexis Ohanian, who left the company for a time before returning as executive chair.
Pao had become the target of criticism last week following the abrupt firing of an employee, which led to widespread blackouts across the platform, and a petition for her resignation has gained popularity since then.