After Conde Nast Censorship, Reddit to Run Just Say Now Ads for Free

By: Friday August 27, 2010 2:45 pm

Social news aggregator Reddit.com today agreed to host for free advertisements from marijuana advocacy group Just Say Now, after Conde Nast, the site’s parent company rejected all marijuana legalization display ads.

The Reddit community revolted to the censorship, with hundreds of users saying they’d turn on “ad blockers” to deny Reddit and Conde Nast ad revenue. After several hours of pressure from community members, Reddit issued a statement to its community and challenged its parent company’s decision.

 

Reddit Won’t Run Any Display Ads for Marijuana Legalization

By: Friday August 27, 2010 8:02 am

Hot on the heels of Facebook censoring marijuana leafs in ads on the social network, and Google’s decision to accept and run nearly identical ads, a third major Internet site took a side on legalization ads.

Social news site Reddit, owned by publishing company Conde Nast, told Just Say Now that the site would not run any display advertising relating to marijuana legalization.

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