Reddit Bans The_Donald, Forum Of Nearly 800,000 Trump Fans, Over Abusive Posts

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Reddit announced on Monday that it is shutting down a forum dedicated to President Trump's most ardent fans, saying it repeatedly violates the online platform's rules against harassment, hate speech and content manipulation. The community forum, known as a subreddit, was called The_Donald and had nearly 800,000 users. Trump himself has been known to share memes that posted to The_Donald and other parts of Reddit. Long a magnet for conspiracy theories and sharp attacks on the president's critics, The_Donald has faced backlash before. Reddit has taken action over content encouraging violence and had threatened to block the subreddit completely if the moderators — who are volunteers — did not take down the abusive material. Now, officials at Reddit...

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Reddit Bans The_Donald, Forum Of Nearly 800,000 Trump Fans, Over Abusive Posts

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