The online community Reddit has created an online job search platform called AskReddit that allows anyone to ask for a job at any of its more than 300 companies.
The company says it hopes to hire 2 million new employees by 2020, and it says it’s also trying to reach out to people with disabilities to find people with autism.
But the site is also getting a little bit messy.
On Tuesday, Reddit banned several users for making racist or misogynistic comments on its forums, with some of the banned users receiving death threats.
Some users also were banned from Reddit for posting posts about gun violence, drug addiction and child abuse.
“We are aware of this incident and are actively working to restore the community’s trust and reputation,” the company wrote in a statement to CNNMoney.
“While we cannot control the actions of our moderators, we have taken steps to ensure the community is a safe space for all users.”
In the past, Reddit has taken some aggressive steps to try to address a perceived imbalance between the views of its community and the views that some users are comfortable expressing.
In the wake of the deadly shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords in January of this year, Reddit was flooded with thousands of requests for help from people with severe disabilities.
“There’s no place for this sort of vitriol and hatred in our community,” Gifford’s husband Mark Kelly told CNNMoney at the time.
But some Reddit users are now saying the company needs to take a different approach to dealing with users who make derogatory comments about people with mental disabilities, autism or other disabilities.
One of those users is Lila J. Dutko, who recently became a Reddit employee.
She’s been a moderator on the site for about a year and is now working as a public relations consultant.
In a blog post on Medium, Dutkovos said the company had been looking into ways to better engage with its community in the wake the shooting and the subsequent public outrage over it.
“Reddit has become a very toxic place for those with mental illnesses and disabilities,” she wrote.
“Our team is looking into creating a new Reddit AMA program that can be accessed through our mobile app, and we will be offering additional training to staff and moderators in order to better understand how this site works and the community.
We look forward to working with the community to address this problem.”
Reddit banned Dutkows posts on the subreddit r/AskReddit, but she said that after the incident she started getting a lot of supportive messages.
Dutko said that many of the posts she made on r/askreddit were also directed at her in her own posts, and she said her posts were taken down after she responded to a few people asking about her disability.
“I got really tired of being called a racist or a misogynist,” Dutkos post read.
“So I just decided to post the racist shit I was saying.”
She said she started the Reddit AMA with the goal of making Reddit a place where people with different views can have equal opportunities for the discussion of the issues facing them, but said that it was difficult to find a moderator for the site in the first place.
The AMA program will not be available to users who have been banned from r/reddit.
The company has said it will be adding moderators to the site and is also working on an algorithm that would help weed out comments that are racist, sexist or anti-Semitic, but the company also has said that moderators should be given the power to take down posts.
The Huffington Post reached out to Reddit for comment, but a Reddit representative did not immediately respond.