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Reddit Interim CEO Ellen Pao quits

The war for the popular message board seems to have been won
By: Ben Gourlay | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Jul 10, 2015 11:44 pm

Internet message board reddit are looking at putting the the self styled "front page of the internet" back on a path of stability, after the resignation of interim CEO Ellen Pao and installation of founder Steve Huffman back in the role.

 

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The brief, but controversial tenure of Ellen Pao has seen allegations of censorship by the community, as well as a communication style which grated against voluntary moderators, which culminated in dozens of sub reddits closed in response to the firing of Director of Communications, the popular staffer Victoria, who co-ordinated the sites 'AMA' pages (Ask Me Anything, for those not in the know).

 

A Change.org petition to oust Pao saw over 200,000 signatures collected, but with the membership of the popular site imploding, her position ultimately became untenable.

NEWS SOURCES:Reddit.com, Businessinsider.com.au

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