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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 01:18 PM

Reddit, Acting Against Hate Speech, Bans 'The_Donald' Subreddit

Source: NYT

SAN FRANCISCO — Reddit, one of the largest social networking and message board websites, on Monday banned its biggest community devoted to President Trump as part of an overhaul of its hate speech policies.

The community or “subreddit,” called “The_Donald,” is home to more than 790,000 users who post memes, viral videos and supportive messages about Mr. Trump. Reddit executives said the group, which has been highly influential in cultivating and stoking Mr. Trump’s online base, had consistently broken its rules by allowing people to target and harass others with hate speech.

“Reddit is a place for community and belonging, not for attacking people,” Steve Huffman, the company’s chief executive, said in a call with reporters. “‘The_Donald’ has been in violation of that.”

Reddit said it was also banning roughly 2,000 other communities from across the political spectrum, including one devoted to the leftist podcasting group “Chapo Trap House,” which has about 160,000 regular users. The vast majority of the forums that are being banned are inactive.

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Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/technology/reddit-hate-speech.html



Good riddance to "The_Donald" on Reddit.

And I don't mind them banning the forum devoted to the sleazy Chapo Trap House, either.

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Reply Reddit, Acting Against Hate Speech, Bans 'The_Donald' Subreddit (Original post)
highplainsdem Jun 29 OP
dalton99a Jun 29 #1
highplainsdem Jun 29 #6
Beakybird Jun 29 #2
highplainsdem Jun 29 #5
Sucha NastyWoman Jun 29 #7
highplainsdem Jun 29 #3
liberalmuse Jun 29 #4
Sloumeau Jun 29 #8

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 01:19 PM

1. About damn time.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 01:46 PM

6. Yep.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 01:20 PM

2. What is Chapo Trap House?

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Response to Beakybird (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 01:25 PM

5. See this Vox article:

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/3/9/21168312/bernie-bros-bernie-sanders-chapo-trap-house-dirtbag-left


But the media’s obsessive focus on Bernie Bros — a term coined in 2016 to describe privileged white male Sanders supporters that doesn’t accurately describe his 2020 base — has obscured the real nature of the problem: a particular subculture among some Sanders fans that flourishes primarily on Twitter.

This group has coalesced around a loose group of left-wing media outlets that call themselves the dirtbag left, most notably the podcast Chapo Trap House. The dirtbag left promotes vulgar online attacks as a means of promoting left-wing politics, often through crass jokes in podcast episodes and on Twitter. (A recent Chapo episode involved hosts joking that Warren would have pretended to be Arab to join with the Flight 93 9/11 hijackers, making a crass sexual comment about Warren-sympathetic New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg, and a proffering a jokey, false theory that “Big Vaccine” and/or Bill Gates made up the coronavirus.)




Also this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapo_Trap_House

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 01:57 PM

7. Yuk

I didn’t know this existed on the left. Creepy

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 01:22 PM

4. Good and bad.

First of all, good riddance! At least The Donald kept them occupied. Now they will start brigading other subs a lot more than they already did. We saw it last time The Donald was banned.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:06 PM

8. This is good news.

It seemed like tens of thousands of the most idiotic, mouth breathing reprobates populated the subreddit known as "The Donald". It was like some kind of contest as to which user could shove his own head deeper up his own ass.

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