Share this article Share Reddit, the popular social news site owned by Mark Zuckerberg, is now in talks to become the new name for a new copywriter and editor for Reddit.
The move follows recent revelations about the controversial site, which has recently been embroiled in controversy after the firing of a former editor.
In August, Redditors posted a petition calling for the site to be renamed.
The company is in talks with a local advertising agency and has been in discussions with local lawyers to settle the legal bills associated with the petition, according to the company’s Twitter account.
Reddit has been hit with numerous complaints over its handling of the firing and harassment of Ellen Pao, who resigned from the site’s board after she was ousted in May for alleged sexual harassment.
The site has been criticized for promoting misogynistic content, which many users have also accused of being biased.
Redditors also expressed anger over a post on Reddit that said users were banned from participating in a Reddit AMA, which was an online form where Redditors could ask questions about their favourite subreddits.
“It’s very clear to me that the subreddit was removed for violating our rules,” Redditors said in a post that was widely shared on Reddit.
“As an example, this is how it works: when you create an account and comment, the subreddit you want to submit your question to is automatically locked for the next hour.
If you do not want to answer the question, you are blocked from commenting or voting in the AMA.”