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Reddit shuts down subreddit tied to nude photos in ‘celebgate’ attack

07
Sep
2014

TheFappening, a new subreddit that became the unofficial hub for the cache of nude celebrity photos revealed last week, has been banned and shut down by Reddit. After the initial leak of hundreds of nude celebrity photos online through 4Chan, TheFappening emerged as a distribution center for the stolen photos. Reddit has been silent on the matter for over a week, but now a lengthy post by a Reddit employee explains what has been going on inside the company. At first, Reddit did not decide to ban the subreddit;

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