Reddit CEO Defends Allowing Porn on Platform After Being Included on National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s 2021 Dirty Dozen List

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman

In an interview with “Axios on HBO,” Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said the company supports pornography on its platform, as long as it’s not exploitative.

Why it matters: Most other social media platforms — such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tumblr — have banned pornographic content.

“You can look at [porn] as exploitative. And, indeed, much of it is. And that’s not the content that we want on Reddit,” Huffman said. “But there’s another aspect that’s empowering. And these are people sharing stories of themselves, pictures of themselves. And we are perfectly supportive of that.”

  • “There are difficult decisions to make in this sphere, but we think they’re worth making, as opposed to saying, you know, ‘No sex at all,’ for example,” he said.
  • Of note: Twitter still allows pornographic content as well.

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SOURCE: Axios, Erica Pandey