Reddit Bans Subgroup That Was Posting Nude Celeb Photos

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The Reddit subgroup that became a depository for hacked nude celebrity photos has been banned by the social networking service

Dubbed “The Fappening,” a reference to masturbation, the subreddit had pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Upton and others whose photos had been hacked and leaked onto the Internet starting last Sunday.

On Saturday, all that was left on the page was a cartoon image of a gray door blocked off by yellow caution tape and a banned message from Reddit.

On the official Reddit blog, the company doesn’t mention its ban of “The Fappening” in a Saturday post, but it does state that Reddit removed content from its servers as soon as it received requests from the legal owners Read more…

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