Gawker :: Last Wednesday afternoon I called Michael Brutsch. He was at the office of the Texas financial services company where he works as a programmer and he was having a bad day. I had just told him, on Gchat, that I had uncovered his identity as the notorious internet troll (pronounced Violent-Acres).
"Unmasking Reddit’s Violentacrez, The Biggest Troll on the Web" - An investigative piece by Adrian Chen, gawker.com
Gawker banned from some subreddits:
Yahoo!News :: Even with Violentacrez's connection to what Chen calls "the absolute worst stuff on Reddit," he had a surprising amount of support from the Reddit community, which created the separate subreddit r/bangawker.
"The Man Behind the Troll Who Got Gawker Banned From Reddit" - Read Rebecca Greenfield, news.yahoo.com
Reddit screenshot of the ban:
Appears the Violentacrez story is censored site-wide on Reddit. Tried to submit it to /r/News, which hasn't banned us: twitter.com/AdrianChen/sta…— Adrian Chen (@AdrianChen) October 12, 2012
An outside view on Adrian Chen's piece:
Slate :: Reddit's threats didn't stop Chen from exposing Violentacrez. His story is up now on Gawker, and you can read it here. It's far from vengeful in tone. If anything, Chen paints his subject in a sympathetic light, though he doesn't conceal his disgust for the man's online activities.
"Reddit Moderators Ban Gawker In Solidarity With Creepy Porn Purveyor" - Read Will Oremus, www.slate.com
Why moderators of some subreddits banned Gawker:
Politicus USA :: I got a peek behind the curtain at Reddit when I spoke separately with two r/politics moderators* about the controversial, and not unanimous, decision to ban the domain of Gawker and its affiliates from several sub reddits.
"Reddit Mods Explain the Rationale Behind the Gawker Ban" - Read Sarah Jones, www.politicususa.com
What about Condé Nast? How did they respond?
Responses, other articles with additional details:
AllThingsD :: Conde Nast has no involvement in the management of Reddit.
Response from Advance.net Peter Kafka< allthingsd.com