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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 from Jul 10, 2015 @ 18:44 CDT

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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