Reddit interim CEO Pao resigns; Huffman returns

Taipei Times
Date:  Jul 12, 2015

Reddit Inc said on Friday that interim chief executive officer Ellen Pao (鮑康如) resigned from the company, and co-founder Steve Huffman has returned as chief executive officer.

The freewheeling online discussion forum and news Web site, which said it had 164 million visitors last month, has been rocked by unrest recently. The firing of Victoria Taylor — who helped run the site’s popular “Ask Me Anything” feature — earlier this month upset some users, leading to volunteers shutting down parts of the site, and there have been protests over new policies intended to fight harassment.

A statement posted on Reddit by Reddit board member Sam Altman on Friday said that Pao, who became interim chief executive officer in November last year, resigned from Reddit by mutual agreement and would continue to advise the board for the remainder of this year.     [FULL  STORY]

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