Cries of "Mah censorship" continue to plague reddit as users gather pitchforks to attack CEO Steve Huffman, aka /u/spez, who admitted to editing comments critical of him after reddit decided to delete the /r/Pizzagate subreddit, which focused on links between Hillary Clinton and a pedophile ring.
Huffman finally owned up to his actions after admin chat logs were leaked. His confession had received -507 votes at the time of this article, and stated:
"I messed with the "fuck u/spez" comments, replacing "spez" with r/the_donald mods for about an hour. It's been a long week here trying to unwind the r/pizzagate stuff," he wrote. "As much as we try to maintain a good relationship with you all, it does get old getting called a pedophile constantly." Huffman added: "Our community team is pretty pissed at me, so I most assuredly won't do this again."
Users responded by taking to twitter to voice their anger in a flurry of tweets with the hashtag #FuckUSpez and #spezgate, others calling for an exodus to competing site Voat which became the home of the /r/fatpeoplehate community when former CEO Ellen Pao banned their community in 2015. Users of the r/The_Donald subreddit accused Hoffman of "compromising the entire legal status of Reddit" by diddling with user comments, since it could not be proven that a user had not had his comments modified by one of the administrative users. Hoffman has remained largely silent since his confessional post, making only two other short posts in the past 24 hours.