Reddit quarantined "The_Donald" on Wednesday, citing threats made to the popular Trumps supporter forum against law enforcement officials.
politics, "a spokesman for Reddit said in a statement. "As a result, we have taken action against individual users and put them under quarantine."
The new quarantine is caused by anti-police threats published by TheDonald. trying to bring back the state party senators who escaped from the state to avoid voting on a bill on climate change. in Oregon. "It's unclear what jobs caused quarantine, but on Monday the media reported a series of anti-police reports posted on The_Donald.
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With about 754,000 subscribers, The_Donald is one of largest forums for Trump fans on the internet and Reddit's biggest. The site became so remarkable in Trump's movement that Trump himself answered questions from forum members during the 201
Trump Digital Strategy Director Dan Scavino monitors The_Donald for ideas, Politico reports in May, and Trump has tweaked video clips from the site. TheDonald plays a key role in the right ecosystem online, according to Becca Lewis, a Stanford PhD student who studies online subcultures on the right. Donald's posters take memos from more extreme forums like 4Chan or Gab and lead them to a subreddit where they can be taken from more mainstream politicians and pro-trumpeters.
"You get these things that start with just a smaller audience, then partly through Donald, which reach millions and millions of people," Luis said.
As part of the quarantine, Reddit users will see a content warning before they get access to the subdirectory. In the past, quarantines against other subdivisions make it harder to find and sometimes serve as a prelude to the total ban on the site
The_Donald controversy over Reddit long before the quarantine on Wednesday. Before the unification of 2017 merged into the right white in Charlottesville, TheDonald moderators put forward a post encouraging members to attend the rally to the top of the page. Users of subreddit regularly vote for content from white supermarkets and other extremists to the first page of the forum. The subdivision was also an early source of conspiracy theories about the dead member of the National Committee of the Democratic Party, Seth Rich, with The_Donald posters that regularly claim without evidence that Rich was murdered by Hillary Clinton.
Lewis thinks quarantine is a "step in the right direction," but "too little, too late" is coming.
"It has become a nursery for disinformation, harassment, violence, and conspiracy theories in the form of memes and other forum style posts," Lewis said of The_Donald.
In their message to the moderators of the subreddit, Reddit asked them to take action to prevent new threats being published in the forum. One moderator of Donald, "shadowman3001", vanished after receiving the note, claiming quarantine was political.
"They seem to have created an impossible standard as a reason to kill us before the 2020 elections"
In the letters to The Daily Beast, the moderator of The_Donald "sublimeinslime" said that quarantine was "unexpected" and said it could attract some members of The_Donald to other social media platforms.
"As difficult as our moderators to work in a situation where they are not paid, it is an offense because we face the burden of correcting that," the moderator said. Trump's other figures, including Fox News Leader Tucker Carlson and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, also appeared in the forum to communicate with subscribers.
Quarantine provokes outrage over the Internet for Trump. The self-defining "mexemit" named "Carpe Donktum", whose Trump videos have posted on Twitter, announces quarantine for "ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT".