Developer of the popular social network Discord announced on Tuesday that it has announced a $30 million bounty for the moderators of the website.
“I have no idea how much we will have to pay in bounties, but we will make sure that we pay it,” developer James Martin told CNBC.
The bounty, which is the largest ever announced by a developer in the social network, will cover the first quarter of 2018.
The $30M reward is for the development of Discord’s internal services, including Discord’s public forums, Discord chat, and the community-driven social media platform.
Martin said he had been working on the bounty for three years.
“We have to have a team of over 20,000 developers,” he said.
“And the people who work on the platform, and those who are responsible for the code, and all those people, they all need to be paid.
And we’ve done the math.
Discord has been under scrutiny since the platform went offline in January amid accusations of sexual misconduct. “
But it’s a really big deal, and I really believe that this bounty will help us in getting to where we need to go.”
Discord has been under scrutiny since the platform went offline in January amid accusations of sexual misconduct.
The platform has since been back online, but the accusations against its moderators remain.
Reddit CEO Yishan Wong resigned earlier this month amid the allegations against the company.
Reddit, which also owns the popular news and comment site, has been a focus of scrutiny after a post on the site’s front page suggested that the platform’s CEO, Steve Huffman, could be under investigation.
Reddit has also faced criticism in recent weeks for its handling of allegations of discrimination against users who report racist content.
The site has been accused of suppressing the publication of a report into the sexual harassment and abuse of women at the site, and it has faced numerous lawsuits over its treatment of users.