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Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao calls out Reddit for not shutting down r/the_Donald


  • Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao calls him out and says in her tweet "You should have shut down r/the_donald instead of amplifying it and its hate, racism, and violence. So much of what is happening now lies at your feet. You don't get to say BLM when reddit nurtures and monetizes white supremacy and hate all day long"


  • r/the_Donald is a popular pro-Trump subreddit famous for its white supremacist rhetoric and alt-right beliefs


  • When Ellen Pao was CEO of Reddit, five subreddits (r/fatpeoplehate, r/hamplanethatred, r/transf**s, r/neof**, r/shitn******say) were banned in June 2015. Huffman took over when Pao resigned in July 2015 due to backlash for censorship.

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Tags: computers and technology, donald trump, feminism / social issues, politics, race / racism, reddit ama
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