Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian stepped down from the company's social media board on Friday, trying to be replaced by a black candidate.
After Ohanian's post at Reddit, the company's general manager, Steve Huffman, said the company would "comply" with his request and is working to strengthen its content policy to combat racist speech on its platform.
Ohanian's decision to resign comes at a time when the United States is experiencing widespread protests against racism and police brutality after an unarmed African American, George Floyd, has died by the police.
His death restarted the debates about diversity in America's boardrooms and moderation of content on social media.
Huffman wrote in a post on the website that "the unacceptable gap" between Reddit's content policy and values has reduced the company's effectiveness in fighting hatred and racism and slowed response to problems.
"This current policy only lists what you cannot do, does not articulate any of the values behind the rules, and does not take an explicit stance on hatred or racism."
Huffman also said Reddit should have moved earlier to restrict access to r / The_Donald, an important forum for supporters of US President Donald Trump that Quarantined last year, citing threats of violence against police and officials .
Earlier this week, former CEO Ellen Pao criticized Reddit when Huffman wrote a letter to employees in response to the protests. She tweeted that Reddit should have closed the forum instead of increasing "hate, racism, and violence."
Several Republican lawmakers wrote to Huffman last week, criticizing what they called his / The_Donald censorship.
Internet entrepreneur Ohanian, married to American tennis player Serena Williams, has also pledged $ 1 million to Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp, a youth awareness campaign.
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