Reddit, a website consisting of user-built communities on thousands of topics, banned a pro-Trump forum from the social site on June 29 as part of a stated effort to crack down on what it characterized as “hateful” content.
Reddit’s r/politics community, or subreddit, remains untouched, despite anti-conservative comments and anti-Trump content that are biased and hateful to an almost obsessive degree.
The subreddit r/TheDonald had been under what Reddit management called “quarantine” for months, with its content being banned from the rest of the site, causing huge numbers of r/TheDonald readers to migrate to a new, independent website called https://thedonald.win/
According to U.S. News, Reddit sought to conceal its recent move by simultaneously banning about 2,000 other subreddits, or forums on the site, because they did not “abide by our content policy in good faith.” One such subreddit was r/ChapoTrapHouse , a popular left-wing forum with more than 160,000 subscribers.
R/TheDonald, however, had more than 790,000 subscribers.
“They consistently host rule-breaking content and their mods have demonstrated no intention of reining in their community,” the post from Reddit management complained. “To be clear, views across the political spectrum are allowed on Reddit – but all communities must work within our policies and do so in good faith, without exception,” Reddit added.
The vast majority of the other banned subreddits, the post said, are inactive, with only about 200 having more than 10 daily users.