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Can Reddit revolt lead to change?

Can a Reddit revolt lead to change?

Reddit's interim chief executive, Ellen Pao, has come under fire by about 200,000 users and moderators as they call for her resignation and black out portions of the website.

The uproar came after Pao's decision last week to let go of a well-liked, popular Reddit executive.

Source: NBC News

Moderators don't get paid for monitoring pages on the website, removing spam posts that violate rules or helping communities grow—and because of this they are a big part of Reddit's success—and in this case, its problems.

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Pao has issued an apology and admitted "we screwed up" in the controversy, which included the dismissal of Victoria Taylor, Reddit's director of talent.