Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has announced the "Free Speech" platform will now be cracking down on "trolls" and abusive users, following last weeks brouhaha in which he admitted to altering user comments that accused him of pedophilia. The effort will involve closely following user abuse reports, adding more filtering capacity, and suspending or banning users that target others. Plans also include to add more employees to the Trust and Safety team , instead of relying on community based moderation as it has in the past.
Huffman said in a draft of an upcoming blog post that he had been asked by users "to ban r/The_Donald outright", but he had rejected that idea, because "if there is anything about this election that we have learned, it is that there are communities that feel alienated and just want to be heard, and Reddit has always been a place where those voices can be heard." It is unknown whether the "voices being heard" would be further censored by Huffman and reddit staff during the course of publication.