One subreddit posted a tweet by someone claiming to be responsible for the hack, allegedly named "calvin goh and Melvern." In a tweet, the hackers threatened to hack r/worldnews and r/pics. It also threatened violence against a Chinese Embassy.
More than two dozen subreddits have temporarily silenced themselves in response to Reddit's inaction over hate speech.
Former CEO of Reddit and board director at Flipboard, Ellen K. Pao, took to Twitter Wednesday to challenge fellow Silicon Valley executives to address a malicious subgroup of young men potentially within their ranks.
Think you're ready for "hard mode?" That would be cutting out all sexual activity—partnered sex, masturbation, porn, basically anything intended to result in an orgasm.
Reddit has banned r/incels, one of its many communities dedicated to the male experience, because men kept posting rape threats.
So far, seven subreddits have been removed from the site.