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Ellen Pao and the 'Second Class' Workers of Silicon Valley

Pao opens up about sexism and her discrimination lawsuit

(Newser) - Two years after losing a high-profile sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit, Ellen Pao is opening up about her experiences with sexism in Silicon Valley. "Sometimes the whole world felt like a nerdy frat house," Pao says in the Cut , which has a lengthy excerpt from her new book,... More »

Ellen Pao: Internet 'Trolls Are Winning'

But former Reddit CEO says she thinks the 'humans' can win

(Newser) - Ellen Pao, who just stepped down as CEO of Reddit amid much drama , has a bleak assessment about the current state of the Internet: "The trolls are winning." As Pao writes in the Washington Post , she learned this firsthand when they went after her in savage fashion as... More »

Reddit Ex-CEO Points Finger Squarely at This Man

Yishan Wong says co-founder Alexis Ohanian canned Victoria Taylor

(Newser) - Reddit is quickly running out of current and/or unblemished executives : As the New York Times reports, former Reddit CEO Yishan Wong is shedding some light on former AMA exec Victoria Taylor's mysterious firing, and he's pointing the blame squarely at co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who he writes in a... More »

Ellen Pao Resigns as Reddit CEO

Move comes after controversial firing of employee

(Newser) - Ellen Pao fought with the redditors , and it looks like the redditors have won. The interim CEO of Reddit resigned today amid much controversy, reports Recode . She tells the website it was a "mutual decision" with Reddit's board, and a board member emphasized that she wasn't fired.... More »

Canned Redditor Finally Speaks

As moderators explain their anger at company, CEO Ellen Pao

(Newser) - Reddit's ex-talent director is speaking out for the first time since she was unceremoniously fired last week. In a post on Reddit (obviously), Victoria Taylor, who ran "Ask Me Anything" interviews, writes that her weekend was "interesting, to say the least" but gives no details on why... More »

160K Tell Reddit CEO Ellen Pao to 'Step Down'

Petition says Pao will 'run Reddit into the ground' if she's not ousted

(Newser) - Reddit—the site Gizmodo cheekily calls the Internet's "Fort Knox of cat GIFs"—has been in turmoil since the company on Thursday fired Victoria Taylor, the talent director who ran the most high-profile "Ask Me Anything" interviews, per the New York Times . Now a Change.org... More »

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