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Reddit Restricts Pro-Trump Community Forum Over Violent Threats: NPR



Reddit has restricted access to a pro-Trump community forum on Obron, Reddit announced on Wednesday.
                
                
                    
                    Reddit's "The_Donald" community forum
                    
                

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Reddit's "The_Donald" community forum
        
    

Reddit's "The_Donald" community forum.

Reddit's "The_Donald" community forum.

Reddit's "The_Donald" community forum
            
        

Reddit, the self-proclaimed "front page of the Internet," is trump's core fans.

Officials with Reddit said: Donald, which has around 750,000 followers and is known for its provocative content, is considered to be "quarantined" over its content policies.

Those violations, the company said, include threats to violence against public officials in Oregon,

The action against the sun-called subreddit does not outright ban the forum, but it does not speak about the violations before accessing the messages.

"We are clear in our site-wide policies that are not supportive of Reddit," a spokesman for the site told NPR.

The move is the latest instance of "We have shared, we are sensitive to what could have been political speech, however, recent behavior including threats against the police and public figures is content that is prohibited by our violence policy." violent hate speech, as public pressure builds for sites and social media companies to clean up inflammatory content.

YouTube this month thousands of videos with white supremacist and other extremist content.

Even sites seemingly far away from partisan politics are grappling with the issue. Raveling this week banned pro-trump views on its site.

Back at Reddit, it's a never-ending rally dedicated to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, "anti-Islam and white nationalist rhetoric is commonplace."

A meme President Trump tweeted last year depicting him as a professional wrestler closelining a man with a CNN logo superimposed on his head, which the president shared with the hashtag "FraudNewsCNN," first appeared in the forum. And Trump answers questions in the community group, known as Red AMP, or "ask me anything," when he was the Republican nominee for president in 2016.

On Wednesday, moderators of the forum tweeted in response to the quarantine, that Reddit had "totally suppress" the community's "on the eve of the first Democratic debates."

Popular topics on the subreddit on Wednesday, besides news of Megan Rapinoe, whom Trump had criticized for the White House, a message celebrating Fox News' ratings and a post attempting to undermine E. Jean Carroll, the author who recently claimed Trump sexually assaulted forth.

The moderator framed the action as Reddit attempting to muzzle the community's users.

"They already largely censored The_Donald from reaching the front page, but apparently that was not enough. Tweeted .

Reddit says it has around 330 million monthly users, making it the fifth most-visited site on the Internet .


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