Reddit Brings the Banhammer Down on r/The_Donald and 2,000 Other Subs

published 29.06.2020 19:19

In a post this afternoon, Huffman reversed course, explaining that they had banned r/The_Donald because it “consistently hosted and upvoted” content that violated its rule against inciting violence and promoting hate, that members “antagonized us and other communities,” and its mods “have refused to meet our most basic expectations.”

Reddit since quarantined r/The_Donald (put it behind a wall).

In a 2017 AMA with Reddit co-founder and CEO Steve Huffman, one user amassed 45 (now-deleted) examples of violent posts advocating for killing “anti-Whites,” gassing male feminists, killing government officials, and shooting Muslims on sight.

This weekend’s rumors were true: Reddit has swung its mighty banhammer, taking out 2,000 groups, including r/The_Donald and r/ChapoTrapHouse.

A few days after Huffman’s post, co-founder Alexis Ohanian stepped down from the board, asking that Reddit fill his seat with a Black candidate.