Reddit chief executive Ellen Pao resigns after criticism by community members
July 11 , 2015
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.