Reddit’s new API updates, announced in April, have the potential to significantly impact the platform, but not necessarily in a positive way. Redditors have been outraged over how the changes might impact third-party apps since Christian Selig, the developer of Apollo for Reddit, revealed that he would be responsible for $20 million per year due to the updates.
A coordinated protest has caused thousands of Reddit communities, including some of the largest and most active ones like r/funny, r/gaming, r/gadgets, and r/todayilearned, to go dark. As the protest has spread to more subreddits, Reddit.com has experienced outages that have affected the main homepage.
Here is our coverage of the Reddit changes.