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Reddit is not “a bastion of free speech”, says CEO

Reddit is not “a bastion of free speech”, says CEO

It has been reported that there are conditions of turmoil for Reddit, which is a site that draws attention to different sides of the Internet. The problem has emerged since interim CEO Ellen Pao resigned last week. CEO and co- founder Steve Huffman will also conduct a Reddit AMA- "Ask Me Anything".

He will conduct AMA, in which Redditors can talk with him in relation to present and future of the site.

Huffman has prepared by posting an announcement on the site regarding the company's content policy. As per reports, the important parts of his statement include concerns regarding the site's offensive subreddits. Pao had earlier made attempts to shut down them.

Many Sections of Reddit unavailable after termination of High-Ranking Employee

Many Sections of Reddit unavailable after termination of High-Ranking Employee

Several hundred sections of Reddit, the famous entertainment, social networking, and news website, were not available on Friday, which appeared as a protest by the site's moderators after the high-ranking employee of the company was fired.

It has been said that the protest affected nearly 300 individual discussion areas called as subreddits. These areas focus on individual topics like technology, art and business.

Subreddits are basically moderated by self-appointed members of the community, and not by official Reddit employees. The closure of the sections started Thursday evening and expanded rapidly on Friday.

Majorly, the whole process started after Victoria Taylor, Reddit's director of talent, was dismissed on Thursday afternoon.

Reddit bans fat-shaming subforum from its network on Wednesday

Reddit bans fat-shaming subforum from its network on Wednesday

On Wednesday, the social link-posting website Reddit closed five of its online communities under a new anti-harassment program led by interim chief executive Ellen Pao.

They said they will put communities out of action that attack people. However, they will disable communities that attack people but permit with content many find offensive.

The decision was made after reddit surveyed thousands of its users, who said that they would not recommend the site to friends as didn't want to expose them to hate and offensive content.

The website's administrators took action by deleating five subreddits, which break the rules based on their harassment of individuals.

Reddit takes steps to end Online Harassment

Reddit takes steps to end Online Harassment

Social networking and news website, Reddit, has received numerous complaints about online harassment of its users. In addition, the recent surveys have suggested that the website’s popularity is continuously declining due to the issue. Now, the company has added some new policies that according to the company will help in reining harassment of users by other users.

Administrators, who have been managing the website, announced on Thursday in a blog post that online harassment was becoming an issue and they are not in mood to tolerate harassment of users on their website.

Reddit to ban naked picture, sex video posts without permission from people being depicted

Reddit to ban naked picture, sex video posts without permission from people bein

Washington, Feb 25 : Reddit, the online message board known for its users' unrestrained posts, is going to restrict people from posting naked photos and sex videos from March 10 onwards if they do not have the permission from the people being depicted in them.

According to PCWorld, the move comes under the revised privacy policy that will be into effect from the next month.

Under the new ban, affected people can write an email to the company on contact reddit com to remove the offensive photos or videos.

Reddit has a following of nearly 160 million users who can express themselves with various degrees of anonymity to communicate about any topic.

Several Internet services crash due to extra second

Several Internet services crash due to extra secondSeveral popular Internet services including LinkedIn, Reddit and Quantas airline's reservation system and others crashed during the weekend due to an extra second added to the official timekeeping record even as system providers had warned of its effects on the internet sites.

Experts say that mostly systems based on un-patched Linux OS kernels, Hadoop instances, Cassandra databases and Java-based programs faced downtime due to the extra second. The concept of leap seconds was introduced in 1971 as a way to synchronize Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and mean solar time.

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