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Reddit's balance of power: community values are tested as a troll is unmasked

5 updates since Oct 14, 2012, 4:54 PM UTC
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Reddit GM Erik Martin
Reddit GM Erik Martin

After Gawker exposed Violentacrez, one of Reddit's most controversial members, the website's moderators scrambled to censor the publication's content across Reddit. In the days since, some of Reddit's communities have struggled to balance free speech with anonymity — with some users getting caught in the crossfire. Reddit's admins have since spoken up, clarifying the company's position on free speech, and drawing clearer policies on restrictions of personal information on the site.