Lately, th social media have been the topic of discussion regarding their odd hierarchy. As we learn from the Business Insider, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has confirmed that he had been changing up the posts about Trump in order to twist the truth.
This story starts at a topic also known as “Pizzagate.” As The New York Times explain it, this story kicked off on a very peculiar website known as 4chan. On it, we could read that one Washington, D.C. pizzeria called Comet Ping Pong was the starting point on a child-trafficking ring managed by Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton and John Podesta.
Afterwards the story turned out to be fake, but the name “r/pizzagate” for the subreddit remained in use and indicated a forum on the website where people talked about disagreeing with Hillary Clinton. Not much afterwards, the subreddit was shut down and the message “We don’t want witch-hunts (sic) on our site” appeared.
Still, this continued onto a new subreddit, “r/The_Donald,” supporting Donald Trump. a fan-run forum for the president-elect. This is where Reddit and CEO Huffman got involved and created a handle of “u/spez.”
The unhappy users left various messages of disagreement like “f*** u/spez” and others.
Huffman got angry by this and changed the “u/spez” to the names of the operators of “r/The_Donald.” By doing so, he directed the notifications from him to them and it seemed as though the comments were concerning the operators of the Trump subreddit.
However, he was busted and obliged to apologize by using the word “unwinding.”
“It’s been a long week here trying to unwind the r/pizzagate stuff,” Huffman said in a post, according to the BBC.
“As much as we try to maintain a good relationship with you all, it does get old getting called a pedophile constantly,” he added. “As the CEO, I shouldn’t play such games, and it’s all fixed now.”
Huffman proved that he is definitely bias and worse- aggressive when it comes to doing whatever it takes to protect Clinton.
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Source: Conservative Tribune