Reddit CEO Steve Huffman defends controversial API changes

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman defends controversial API changes

Huffman, known as spez on the platform, assured users that Reddit was actively working on enhancing its native app, particularly in the areas of moderation tools and accessibility features. These aspects are often cited by Redditors who prefer third-party apps. Huffman explained that restrictions on sexually explicit content in third-party apps were due to evolving regulatory environments and legal concerns, as the company continually faces challenges in managing such content.

One revealing response came when Huffman was asked about the perception that Reddit has become more profit-driven and less focused on community engagement. He stated that Reddit would prioritize profitability until it achieves it, unlike some third-party apps that are already profitable.