On Wednesday, the website Reddit, known as the “front page of the internet,” banned 11 communities that advocated or glorified racism, ethno-nationalism, and violence. The communities kicked off the site included r/NationalSocialism, r/EuropeanNationalism, r/Nazi, and r/DylanRoofInnocent, as well as a variety of smaller subreddits.
“We will take action against any content that encourages, glorifies, incites or calls for violence or physical harm against an individual or a group of people,” the website said in a statement.
Their gaff, their rules, obviously.
Naturally, Reddit’s decision to ban certain communities drew the ire of some users, who asked why more left-leaning subreddits like r/Socialism and r/Communism haven’t been banned as well — despite the fact that they don’t specifically and regularly glorify violence against minorities, as outlined in the Reddit policy change.
See headline. Reasons.