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Here's why Reddit users have shut down sections of the popular site

Here's why Reddit users have shut down sections of the popular site

Some of San Francisco-based Reddit's most popular content remained hidden from its users on Friday as the heavily trafficked forum site's moderators staged a massive protest after the firing of an apparently beloved employee.

The revolt (dubbed #TheDarkening on some social media sites) led volunteer moderators to block most users from accessing a significant number of the site's most popular subreddits, or bulletin-board-like topical forums around which much of the site is organized. According to a live stream on Reddit that has been tracking the protest, roughly 1,400 subreddits had gone...

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