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Washington DC and The Holy Land>NYT Reddit bans the_donald
oaklandhater 11:30 AM 06-29-2020
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/t...te-speech.html

The influential pro-Trump community broke the rules on harassment and targeting, said Reddit, which also banned other groups.

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.

“The_Donald,” which has been a digital foundation for Mr. Trump’s supporters, is by far the most active and prominent community that Reddit decided to act against. For years, many of the most viral Trump memes that broke through to Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere could be traced back to “The_Donald.” One video, “The Trump Effect,” originated on “The_Donald” in mid-2016 before bubbling up to Mr. Trump, who tweeted it to his 83 million followers.

Social media sites are facing a reckoning over the types of content they host and their responsibilities to moderate and police that content. While Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit and others originally positioned themselves as neutral sites that simply hosted people’s posts and videos, users are now pushing them to take steps against hateful, abusive and false speech on their platforms.
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AdolfOliverBush 11:32 AM 06-29-2020
BIG TECH!!1!
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Hammock Parties 11:32 AM 06-29-2020
meanwhile r/Trump has 52,000 subscribers

https://www.reddit.com/r/trump/

and The_Donald lives here

https://thedonald.win/

This has been a public service announcement

MAGA
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oaklandhater 11:33 AM 06-29-2020

the move is part of a larger wave of bans — more than 2,000 subreddits — which the company said have consistently violated the company's policies around harassment and other items

most are inactive-ish, but here's a list of the top ten most active subreddits being banned pic.twitter.com/Ebqh2oXGuh

— rat king (@MikeIsaac) June 29, 2020

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Hammock Parties 11:35 AM 06-29-2020
like no one even gives a fuck

political discussion on reddit is leftist bullshit where opposing viewpoints get censored



you think this is some kind of victory?

it's only driving home the point that Trump represents the party of freedom
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BleedingRed 11:38 AM 06-29-2020
Yeah no one has posted on The_Donald in a long time, and the reason it was shut down was changed.

So no one care....... Continue on in your bubble
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backinblack 11:38 AM 06-29-2020
is this even a big deal? Was under the impression T_D hasn't really been used the last couple years. Far cry from it's heyday about four to five years ago.
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ptlyon 11:38 AM 06-29-2020
They gonna be PI ISSED when he wins in November
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AdolfOliverBush 11:38 AM 06-29-2020
Originally Posted by Hammock Parties:
it's only driving home the point that Trump represents the party of freedom
Including the freedom of social media platforms to delete content as they see fit?
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BleedingRed 11:39 AM 06-29-2020
Originally Posted by AdolfOliverBush:
Including the freedom of social media platforms to delete content as they see fit?
Sure,

And the freedom to be sued as publishers. Because they are no longer platforms... Agree?
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RunKC 11:40 AM 06-29-2020
Keep taking away freedoms from citizens. It will do nothing but make Trump’s re-election campaign stronger
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backinblack 11:40 AM 06-29-2020
Originally Posted by AdolfOliverBush:
Including the freedom of social media platforms to delete content as they see fit?
Why do they see it fit, in June of 2020, years removed from it actually being influential? Like what's the point?
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BleedingRed 11:41 AM 06-29-2020
Again no one has posted on The_Donald in months. We are all over on Thedonald.win
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AdolfOliverBush 11:43 AM 06-29-2020
Originally Posted by BleedingRed:
Sure,

And the freedom to be sued as publishers. Because they are no longer platforms... Agree?
Sure. A few tweaks of the terms of service, and litigation won't be an issue.

Originally Posted by backinblack:
Why do they see it fit, in June of 2020, years removed from it actually being influential? Like what's the point?
Who knows? Their website, their call.
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BleedingRed 11:44 AM 06-29-2020
Originally Posted by AdolfOliverBush:
Sure. A few tweaks of the terms of service, and litigation won't be an issue.



Who knows? Their website, their call.
Sure lets end the protections from Congress and we agree
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