Reddit Censors 750,000 Trump Supporters

  • 2019-06-27
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Reddit Censors 750,000 Trump Supporters
In a move that would make Stalin proud, Reddit, a social news and discussion website, decided to censor a group of 750,000 Donald Trump supporters. 

Breitbart's Allum Bokhari reports:
 

The community, one of the most active sources of grassroots support for the President on the Internet, has been placed in “quarantine” mode by the administrators of Reddit. Visitors to the page are met with a screen asking them if they wish to view the page.

Content from quarantined communities will not appear for members who are not subscribed to the board, known as a subreddit.

Reddit describes its reasons for quarantining communities as follows:
 

There will sometimes be communities that, while not prohibited, average Redditors may nevertheless find highly offensive or upsetting. In other cases, communities may be dedicated to promoting hoaxes (yes we used that word) that warrant additional scrutiny, as there are some things that are either verifiable or falsifiable and not seriously up for debate (e.g., the Holocaust did happen and the number of people who died is well documented). In these circumstances, Reddit Administrators may apply a quarantine.


In response to inquiries from The_Donald's moderators, Reddit administrators rationalized the censorship because of threats of violence sent by rogue members of The_Donald. 

Reddit acknowledged that The_Donald had swiftly cracked down on the unacceptable behavior, but decided to punish the entire community anyway.
 
 Source: TTN

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