Reddit

How Reddit Has Been Forced to Evolve

Former Managing Editor
4 min read
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

When Reddit was founded 10 years ago, the iPhone wasn’t a thing. Neither was revenge porn.

As it has evolved, the user-generated news site known as a place of unfettered free speech has had to make tough decisions about what it allows within its forums. Earlier this year, the company banned users from posting revenge porn, or nude or sexual photos shared without the subject’s consent. This summer, following a dramatic user revolt that ultimately led to the firing of CEO Ellen Pao, Reddit laid out additional guidelines about what it wouldn’t allow. Under the new rules, a forum promoting rape was banned while other offensive forums were moved to an opt-in portion of the site.

In the video above, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian explains what the company has learned as it seeks to keep its user base thriving.

Related:

What Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Learned From Working at Pizza Hut

Reddit's Alexis Ohanian on Starting Up, Dorking Out and Cat Theories

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Reveals Hopes for New Site 'Upvoted'

 

More from Entrepreneur

Grow Your Business at Entrepreneur LIVE! Join us on Nov. 16 in Brooklyn, NY, to learn from legends like Danica Patrick and Maria Sharapova, pitch our editors, meet with investors, and potentially walk away with funding!
Register here

One-on-one online sessions with our experts can help you start a business, grow your business, build your brand, fundraise and more.
Book Your Session

In as little as seven months, the Entrepreneur Authors program will turn your ideas and expertise into a professionally presented book.
Apply Now

Latest on Entrepreneur

My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.