Michael Seibel at TechCrunch Disrupt 2019. Photo: Kimberly White/Getty Images for TechCrunch

Reddit has appointed Y Combinator CEO Michael Seibel to its board to replace co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who stepped down last week and urged the company to replace him with a black candidate.

Why it matters: The board change comes amid growing scrutiny of Reddit's content moderation, which has often been accused of not curbing hateful content enough.

  • Notably, Siebel runs Y Combinator's accelerator program, which helped Reddit in its earliest days.
  • Siebel himself co-founded two companies that went through the program, Justin.tv which eventually became Twitch, and SocialCam, which he sold to Autodesk in 2012.

Go deeper: Axios' Dan Primack spoke with Ohanian about Reddit's future last year

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 p.m. ET: 6,764,369 — Total deaths: 199,258 — Total recoveries: 2,577,446 — Total tests: 94,211,463Map.
  3. Politics: In reversal, CDC again recommends coronavirus testing for asymptomatic people.
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Trump agrees to TikTok deal

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President Trump on Saturday said he approved "in concept" a deal whereby TikTok will be allowed to continue operating in the U.S., with Oracle as its "trusted technology partner."

Why it matters: TikTok has nearly 100 million U.S. users, and is still growing fast. Trump has threatened to ban it, due to data privacy concerns related to TikTok's ownership by Chinese tech company.

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Trump says Supreme Court nominee "will be a woman"

President Trump speaking prior to his departure from the White House on Sept. 19. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

President Trump said during a Fayetteville, North Carolina, rally Saturday he'll announce a nominee for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant Supreme Court seat "next week" and "it will be a woman."

Details: Trump told reporters earlier, "The choice of a woman, I would say, would certainly be appropriate."