Reddit mods are calling for an ‘affordable return’ for third-party apps

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Moderators of some of Reddit’s most popular communities have posted open letters to the company with a series of requests regarding many key issues at the heart of the recent protests on the platform. The requests include a way for third-party apps to make an “affordable return,” improvements to moderation tools and accessibility options that “match or exceed” what’s available with third-party apps, and filling a senior-level role of “Moderator Advocate” at the company.

More than 8,000 subreddits went dark earlier this month in protest of the company’s planned API pricing changes that will force apps like Apollo and rif is fun for Reddit to shut down on June 30th. Some subreddits continued to stay dark after the original 48-hour plan,…

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