Reddit CEO Champions Free Speech, Says Racism Allowed, But Not ‘Welcome,’ On the Site

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Reddit has a history of allowing its users to say just about anything. On Wednesday, its CEO said racist language is just fine — officially giving license to the hatred that already lives on the site, which bills itself as the front page of the internet. Now he’s backpedaling a bit. As tech companies face increasing pressure to police content on their platforms, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said something to the equivalent of the old saying “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.”



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