Reddit, the online discussion website and self-proclaimed “front page of the internet," closed two of its alt-right discussion boards Wednesday. The company banned the controversial groups for posting home phone numbers and addresses of people they disagreed with or wanted to harass, a practice known as “doxing.” Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian joins us to discuss the ban and how it fits in with the site’s open discussion ethos. We'll also hear about Ohanian’s response to President Trump’s immigration policies and how Ohanian’s own family came to the U.S. as refugees.
Reddit's Alexis Ohanian on Banning White Nationalist Forums and Defending Refugees
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Co-Founder and Executive Chair of Reddit, and Partner at Y Combinator, Alexis Ohanian speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 - Day 3 at The Manhattan Center on May 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo: Noam Galai / Getty Images for TechCrunch)
Alexis Ohanian, co-founder, Reddit; venture capitalist; author, "Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed"