Written by Nick Heer.

Reddit Updates Their Content Policy

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman:

I know some of you are upset because we banned anything today, but the fact of the matter is we spend a disproportionate amount of time dealing with a handful of communities, which prevents us from working on things for the other 99.98% (literally) of Reddit.

Oh, so you didn’t ban them because it would be doing the right thing by making it clear that racism, sexism, and intolerance are unacceptable, but because it was hard for you to deal with them? Frankly, that’s asinine, though I suppose it explains the long list of subjectively awful subreddits that have gone unaffected by this policy change.