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Reddit's new anti-harassment rules anger some users

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    Upon learning of Reddit’s plan to change its rules to prohibit harassment and make the site friendlier, some users reacted with resentment and confusion.

    Reddit, known for the unconstrained nature of its discussions among people who post anonymously, said on Thursday that it will also now let users contact Reddit employees to report abusive posts. The changes were made to balance free expression with privacy and safety, and improve the quality and range of discourse on the site, according to the company.

    But in a discussion thread on Reddit, some users called the changes vague because they didn’t clarify what constituted harassment. Others said the changes would destroy free expression on the site, or characterized them as a ploy to attract advertisers.

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