Reddit just banned r/The_Donald, the largest pro-Trump subreddit, as it cracks down on hate speech and targeting

published 29.06.2020 19:19

by Aaron Holmes from feedproxy.google.com

Reddit just banned the biggest pro-Trump forum on its site, saying the subreddit broke its rules about harassment and targeting.

The subreddit, r/The_Donald, was one of roughly 2,000 communities that were banned across Reddit on Monday, CEO Steve Huffman said.

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman announced in a post on Monday that the message-board site had banned more than 2,000 subreddits that regularly broke its rules about harassment, hate speech, and targeting.

Reddit is the latest social-media site to take a stand in recent weeks against speech by Trump or his supporters that violates their policies.

Though Reddit has long been seen as a less-moderated social-media forum, it rolled out anti-harassment policies in 2015 and has taken coordinated action in recent years to remove subreddits that encourage illegal activity.