Steve Huffman says communities can set own guidelines, but racism is permitted on wider site as people have ‘different beliefs’

Racist slurs are permitted on Reddit, says the popular social news and discussion site’s chief executive, Steve Huffman.

Within a discussion thread that followed the publishing of the site’s transparency report on Russian propaganda, Huffman, in reply to a question from a Reddit user about whether “open racism, including slurs” are allowed on the platform, said their use was not against Reddit’s rules.

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