SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) – Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has announced a plan to crack down on the “most toxic users” of a forum on the site used to discuss President-elect Donald Trump.
Huffman writes in a post on the link-sharing and discussion platform that the actions being taken against some users of a forum titled “The-Donald” range from “warnings to timeouts to permanent bans.” Some commenters in the forum have repeatedly harassed Huffman. The forum has also featured racist comments and fake news.READ MORE: Summer Departs With Sweltering Temperatures; Smoky Skies Draped Over East Bay
He says many people have asked the company to ban the forum outright, but he has resisted doing so in the “spirit of healing” the country.READ MORE: Monterey Police Arrest Two For Numerous Offenses Following Shooting
Huffman apologized for taking a different tact last week by modifying the posts of some users who were harassing him in the forum.MORE NEWS: Scaled-Down Dreamforce Marks Major Step In San Francisco's COVID Economic Rebound
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