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Reddit in Revolt: Moderators Shut Down Site After Firing Of Key Employee

Reddit in Revolt: Moderators Shut Down Site After Firing Of Key Employee

Hundreds of sections of Reddit, the online discussion board, were shut down on Friday in an apparent protest of the recent firing Victoria Taylor, the site’s director of talent. After word of her dismissal spread through the company, moderators for the site, who are all unpaid volunteers, blacked out their subreddits (individual discussions within the site divided into topics such as books, technology, movies, etc.)–and in effect, took the site down.

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