Last January a new CEO was appointed to Reddit, Ellen Pao. Many predicted that this would lead to an inevitable policy of censorship on Reddit. Just a short time ago those predictions came true with a mass banning and censoring of certain subreddits. And from the sound of it the bans are still rolling in. Not only subreddits that could be construed as offensive, but posts that are critical of Reddit’s CEO Ellen Pao are also being censored.
This campaign of censorship is no doubt a slippery slope. Apparently Pao does not believe censorship will matter to Reddit users. We shall see, hopefully the Reddit community will make it clear that the censorship will not fly and they cannot get away with this.