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.
As mods and admins balance anonymity and openness after a Gawker exposé, some dissenters are caught in the middle
Without a hint of irony, stories critical of Reddit's meddling moderators disappear from the site
In wake of the Gawker ban controversy, Reddit's powerful moderators test commitment to free speech