Reddit CEO apologizes for mistakes and poor communication


The fallout from last week’s Reddit-wide protest (which spilled over into several MMO subreddits) over a fired employee and high friction between the company and the site’s mods continues, as CEO Ellen Pao issued an apology yesterday and promised to improve communication with Reddit’s volunteers.

“We screwed up,” Pao wrote. “Not just on July 2, but also over the past several years. We haven’t communicated well, and we have surprised moderators and the community with big changes. We have apologized and made promises to you, the moderators and the community, over many years, but time and again, we haven’t delivered on them.”

Pao outlined three steps that will be taken, including giving moderators better tools. This apology comes against the backdrop of a petition to remove the interim CEO that rather suspiciously leaped from 10k to 200k signatures in the last week.

Source: Reddit via Polygon
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