Reddit’s new API updates announced in April could change the platform forever — but maybe not in a good way. Ever since Apollo for Reddit developer Christian Selig revealed he’d be on the hook for $20 million per year due to the changes, Redditors have been furious over how the updates might affect third-party apps.
Thousands of Reddit’s communities, including some of the biggest, most active ones like r/funny, r/gaming, r/gadgets, and r/todayilearned, have now gone dark as a part of a coordinated protest. As the protest spread to more subreddits on Monday morning, Reddit.com started crashing, with an outage affecting the main homepage.
Here’s our coverage of the changes at Reddit.