Chris Bundas –
Reddit hosts a ton of offensive things on their site, but recently they came to the decision of blocking ‘The Fappening’, the page that hosts the nude pictures and videos of last week’s celebrity iCloud hacking.
In a blog posted over the weekend, Reddit states the decision to remove ‘The Fappening’ was due to a violation of site policy. Their decision is explained as follows:
While current US law does not prohibit linking to stolen materials, we deplore the theft of these images and we do not condone their widespread distribution. Nevertheless, reddit’s platform is structurally based on the ability for people to distribute, promote, and highlight textual materials as well as links to images and other media. We understand the harm that misusing our site does to the victims of this theft, and we deeply sympathize. Having said that, we are unlikely to make changes to our existing site content policies in response to this specific event.