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Reddit’s new CEO tries to clean up the ‘dark side’ of the site

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Once regarded as a freewheeling discussion forum, Reddit is now struggling with creating rules to curb offensive and obscene content on the site, risking alienating a number of users, some of them concerned about protecting freedom of speech on the site.

Reddit’s new CEO Steve Huffman on Tuesday called for a discussion, popularly known in Reddit parlance as an AMA for Ask Me Anything, on Thursday on the website’s content policy, but cautioned that neither he nor cofounder Alexis Ohanian had set up Reddit to be a ”bastion of free speech, but rather as a place where open and honest discussion can happen.”

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