Ellen Pao resigning as CEO of Reddit: source
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Ellen Pao is resigning as acting chief executive of social news platform Reddit, a source familiar with situation said on Friday.

Co-founder Steve Huffman will take over the site's leadership, the source said.

Pao achieved notoriety through a sex discrimination lawsuit filed against her former employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. She lost the suit earlier this year, and is appealing the decision.

She joined Reddit in April 2013 and became its acting chief executive in November.

(Reporting by Sarah McBride; Editing by Christian Plumb)