Just like all other forums and communities, moderators at Reddit have the rights to ban or edit any post that doesn’t suit or fulfill the criteria. However, the CEO of Reddit, Steve Huffman did something beyond the expectations.
Recently, Huffman edited the comments that were critical of him. Instead of using his Reddit username Spez, he edited it so that everything he would do gets directed at the moderators of The_Donald, a subreddit of Trump supporters.
Huffman says, “I messed with the “fuck u/spez” comments, replacing “spez” with r/the_donald mods for about an hour.”
It’s been a long week here trying to unwind the r/pizzagate stuff,” Huffman said. With this, he technically refers to the ongoing conspiracy theory that links Hillary Clinton, her campaign chairman John Podesta, a Washington DC pizza parlor, and clandestine pedophile ring.
If you think that doing edits with people’s comments or posts is injustice and disrespectful to them, then Huffman now thinks the same. He said, “Our community team is pretty pissed at me, so I most assuredly won’t do this again.”