Reddit, the massively popular social news website with famously fickle moderators, yesterday yanked down a post from none other than President Barack Obama.
Moderators ruled that the title was “editorialized” — violating the site’s sacred rules.
Obama’s sinful headline? Take a look:
Obama — who in August did an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit that set records for participation and put the rapidly growing site all the way onto the mainstream map — made the “editorialized” post to the r/politics subReddit around 5 p.m. on Election Night, urging Redditors to get out the vote.
When it was yanked, someone objected …
… and the moderators did a 180 and reinstated the post. It got upvoted like crazy, generated press attention and racked up almost 8,000 comments. Also, Obama won the election.
Via Daily Dot