Reddit moderators have shut down several of the site’s most popular sections in response to the company’s dismissal of Victoria Taylor. Acting as the main facilitator for its “Ask Me Anything” question-and-answer sessions, Taylor was one of Reddit’s most visible employees when she was fired, a corporate decision that moderators say will make securing and executing the site’s signature AMAs much more difficult. In addition to the r/IAMA subreddit, huge default subreddits that appear on the site’s frontpage have temporarily switched to private mode, including r/videos, r/gaming, r/AskReddit, r/science, r/history, and r/movies.

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