Reddit overhauls ‘hate speech’ policy, bans 2,000 subreddit communities, including r/The_Donald – By Phil Shiver (The Blaze) / June 29 2020
‘Reddit is a place for community and belonging, not for attacking people’
The popular messaging and networking website, Reddit, updated its hate speech policy Monday and banned 2,000 communities, including a large subreddit devoted to President Donald Trump.
What are the details?
The “subreddit” community, r/The_Donald, was the largest one devoted to Trump on the website, with more than 790,000 followers, according to the New York Times. Executives for the company said that the community, within which users post memes, videos, and various other messages about Trump, had consistently violated its rules by permitting harassment and hate speech.
“Reddit is a place for community and belonging, not for attacking people,” said Steve Huffman, the company’s CEO, in a call with reporters. “‘The_Donald’ has been in violation of that.”
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