Reddit cracks down on abuse as CEO apologizes for trolling the trolls

Reddit Judge

Source: Josh Constine
Affiliation: TechCrunch

This article describes how user trust in Reddit was compromised when the CEO used his admin access privilege to tamper with comments on r/the_donald. i.e. how Reddit's CEO "trolled the trolls." This article also discusses the issues Reddit has had controlling hate speech on their platform in the past and reasons why controlling hate speech is difficult to do without swinging towards totalitarian control of speech

Keywords: Anonymity , Computer Science , Tech Ethics , Trolling