In the wake of the Proposition 19 fracas earlier today, which pitted the Reddit community and admins up against the site's Condé Nast overlords over pro-marijuana reform advertisements, Ben Huh, the CEO of the omnipresent Cheezburger Network that includes sites like I Can Has Cheezburger?, FAIL Blog, and The Daily What, has offered to buy Reddit, saying that the site would "benefit from more resources and less corporate interference."Read More
The Reddit community has been in a furor today over a decision by its corporate parent, Condé Nast, not to allow advertisements supporting Proposition 19, or the "Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010," which proposes to legalize many forms of marijuana use in the state. When Firedoglake, which was planning to advertise a pro-Prop 19 ad on the site, got in touch with Condé, they were told that "As a corporation, Conde Nast does not want to benefit financially from this particular issue." Their decision follows Facebook's ban on similar ads.
The difference between Reddit and Facebook, however, became apparent when the community took action, led by the site's moderators:Read More