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  • An internal memo from Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has leaked.
  • The memo makes it clear the company will not back down from pushing its planned API changes.
  • This spells bad news for protesting Redditors and subreddits.

On Monday, a massive protest started at Reddit. As of now, and continuing for at least the next 12 hours or so, over 7,000 subreddits have “gone dark” — ceased all activity. This protest is in response to changes at Reddit that will negatively affect third-party apps, including tools to both view and moderate Reddit by bypassing official apps.

Late last week, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman conducted a disastrous AMA related to the controversy. On top of only answering a few questions, the whole ordeal was especially concerning due to Huffman refusing to even acknowledge the then-upcoming protests.