The London Evening Standard:
Reddit’s interim chief executive has resigned after receiving “sickening” abuse in the wake of the sacking of one of the company’s employees.
[…] Last week she apologised for letting down users after Reddit sacked its director of talent, Victoria Taylor, who was responsible for the site’s Ask Me Anything forums. Taylor’s dismissal led to a petition from users demanding Pao’s removal that attracted more than 210,000 signatures. It also led to Pao reportedly receiving death threats from users angry at her handling of the situation.
[…] In a statement, the site criticised some of Reddit’s community over “sickening comments” made towards Ms Pao
The New York Times:
Ms. Pao’s abrupt downfall in the face of a torrent of sexist and racist comments, many of them on Reddit itself, is quite likely to renew charges that bullying, harassment and cruel behavior are out of control on the web — and that Silicon Valley’s well-publicized problem with gender and ethnic diversity in its work force persists.
A lot of people are going to be learning about Reddit for the first time through mainstream media, and this will be their immediate impression of it: a sexist, racist community that uses threats of rape and murder as a justifiable way to get what they want.
Congratulations, assholes of Reddit.