Reddit has banned an online message board dedicated to supporting Donald Trump, and thousands of other online communities, in sweeping new measures designed to combat hate-speech.
Reddit said it banned The_Donald subreddit, which had nearly 800,000 users, due to repeated rule-breaking
“We banned r/The_Donald because it has not done so, despite every opportunity. The community has consistently hosted and upvoted more rule-breaking content than average (Rule 1), antagonized us and other communities (Rules 2 and 8), and its mods have refused to meet our most basic expectations,” the company said in a statement.
“Until now, we’ve worked in good faith to help them preserve the community as a space for its users—through warnings, mod changes, quarantining, and more.”