(REUTERS) — Social media website Reddit Inc, known for its commitment to free speech on its platform, will crack down on online harassment by banning or suspending users who target others, its CEO Steve Huffman said in an interview.
Huffman told Reuters that it will monitor user reports, add greater filtering capacity, and take a more proactive role in policing its platform rather than relying on community moderators.
Reddit said it had identified hundreds of the "most toxic users" and will warn, ban or suspend them. It also plans to continue to staff up its "Trust and Safety" team.
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