The social media platform Reddit announced on Monday that they are banning r/TheDonald and many other prominent channels for alleged hate speech violations in a massive censorship crackdown.
In addition to r/TheDonald, Reddit will also be removing r/ChapoTrapHouse and over 2,000 other channels from their platform. Reddit is sanitizing their platform before this year’s U.S. general election, and they are making sure information is as tightly controlled as possible. They are doing this supposedly at the behest of Black Lives Matter activists who complained that Reddit was not doing enough to censor the voices of their opposition.
“I have to admit that I’ve struggled with balancing my values as an American, and around free speech and free expression, with my values and the company’s values around common human decency,” Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said in a call with reporters.
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