Reddit Expands Ban on Offensive Content

The CEO reverses his earlier stance and revises the company’s policy

Steve Huffman, the new chief executive of Reddit, in San Francisco on July 16, 2015.

Photographer: Jason Henry/The New York Times via Redux

Reddit shut down another group of offensive sections on its website as part of a revision to last month’s policy change. The latest closures represent a reversal in thinking for Steve Huffman, who replaced Ellen Pao as chief executive officer for the online forum on July 10.

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