Reddit Protest Updates: Any news about the API changes infuriates Redditors

Reddit’s new API updates announced in April may change the platform forever, but maybe not in a good way. Ever since Apollo revealed to Reddit developer Christian Selig that the changes would force him to pay $20 million a year, Redditors have been furious about the potential impact of the updates on third-party apps.

Thousands of Reddit communities, including some of the largest, most active like r/funny, r/gaming, r/gadgets, and r/todayilearned, have now taken a back seat as part of a coordinated protest. As the protest spread to more subreddits on Monday morning, Reddit.com began crashing, with the main homepage malfunctioning.

Here’s our coverage of the changes on Reddit.