Reddit on Friday confirmed that it had banned the popular subreddit r/Donaldtrump. While not an official page hosted by the president or his campaign, the group was reportedly one of Reddit’s largest political communities.
“Reddit’s site-wide policies prohibit content that promotes hate, or encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for violence against groups of people or individuals,” said a Reddit spokesperson in an emailed statement. “We have also taken action to ban the community r/donaldtrump given repeated policy violations in recent days regarding the violence at the US Capitol.”
The move, which was earlier reported by Axios, follows similar by Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and other against President Donald Trump’s accounts. In June, , called r/the_donald, as part of a change to its hate speech policies.
“All communities on Reddit must abide by our content policy in good faith,” said CEO Steve Huffman last year in a Reddit post announcing the changes. “We banned r/The_Donald because it has not done so, despite every opportunity.”