Thousands of subreddits pledge to go dark after the Reddit CEO’s recent remarks

Over 100 subreddits have gone dark in protest of the app’s coming API changes which would force many third-party apps to shut down. Thousands more are expected to follow, according to Reddark, which is tracking the protests. Demonstration is primarily focused on changes to the API, which will force third-party apps to shut down, and a lack of communication from Reddit about the incoming changes, which many believe are aimed at Reddit’s IPO. The Reddit leadership’s behaviour was also criticised. A Reddit AMA descended into chaos, with commenters calling out CEO Steve Huffman for “blatantly lying” and calling him a “coward”.

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