Reddit’s pro Donald Trump subreddit, The_Donald, has called for Reddit CEO Steve Huffman to step down following revelations of his recent unwarranted edits of users’ comments.
Reddit user UnimatrixZeroOne made an announcement in the subreddit today explaining why they leaked the Slack chat logs featuring conversations between Reddit admins and moderators.
“I leaked the chat logs because of my anger at /u/spez for editing someone else’s comment. If he did this just because he thought it was funny, then what stops him from doing it for a more “important” reason?” they said.
“What he did completely destroys the credibility of Reddit. Of course they have the ability, but now /u/spez has shown that he is willing to use it. This is incredibly dangerous to not only this website, but the people on it. Reddit posts and comments have been used in actual legal cases in the past. If Reddit is still used in legal cases in the future, then how do we know for certain the person actually wrote that comment/post, not an admin?”