The version of Reddit that will be visible in the coming days may not be fully functional due to protests. As per Reddark, a website that tracks protests, over 100 subreddits have already gone black and thousands more are planning to follow. This protest is against Reddit’s forthcoming API changes that will force many third-party apps such as Apollo and RIF is fun for Reddit to shut down. The community was already agitated as developers started to react to the changes, and CEO Steve Huffman’s reactions in recent days have only fueled the fire. In a Reddit AMA session on Friday, Huffman received universal backlash with a lot of negative comments. Selig, the developer of Apollo, called Huffman a liar, and the moderators of r/videos have stated that Huffman’s responses were inappropriate. A majority of the subreddits have pledged to go private for 48 hours, while some larger communities such as r/videos have decided to remain private indefinitely until their demands are met. These demands include resolving issues with the API, improving accessibility for blind people and providing parity in access to NSFW content. Subreddit moderators and third-party Reddit app developers say they’ve lost trust in Huffman and Reddit’s leadership over a lack of communication and transparency regarding API pricing and incoming restrictions.