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Reddit chief executive Ellen Pao resigns after criticism by community members

  • Reddit chief executive Ellen Pao has resigned following sustained criticism over how she handled the site.

    The news and link sharing site is among the most popular internet destinations.

    A petition calling for her to step down had more than 200,000 signatures.

    But some comments directed at Pao by Reddit community members were described as “sickening”. A lead investor in the firm bemoaned the "reduction in compassion” among some of the site's users.

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