THE BIG READ | How Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian built 'the front page of the internet'

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Reddit founder Steve Huffman has big plans for his platform, which has more than 50 million active daily users. (PHOTO: Jason Henry/The New York Times/Greatstock)
Reddit founder Steve Huffman has big plans for his platform, which has more than 50 million active daily users. (PHOTO: Jason Henry/The New York Times/Greatstock)

Reddit has become both the birthplace of innocent viral memes and a home for every niche subculture. In this interview, its CEO opens up about the personal and political costs of being in charge of one of the world's most influential and controversial platforms.

The  frenzy began slowly when a mystery man uploaded a screenshot depicting a single $53 000 (then R805 000) investment in the ailing American video-game retailer GameStop. Users were stunned – what would possess anyone to take such a crazy gamble?

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