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BREAKING: Reddit Bans r/donaldtrump Forum For Inciting Violence

Posted in Commentary with tags , on January 8, 2021 by itnerd

This isn’t stoping.

Reddit has banned r/donaldtrump for encouraging and glorifying violence after Wednesday’s mob attack on the US Capitol:

Axios reporter Sara Fischer first reported the news, noting that the unofficial pro-Trump forum had been given multiple warnings. A Reddit splash page says the subreddit was “banned due to a violation of Reddit’s rules against inciting violence.” The r/donaldtrump forum had approximately 52,000 members before its ban, according to an Internet Archive snapshot

“Reddit’s site-wide policies prohibit content that promotes hate, or encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for violence against groups of people or individuals. In accordance with this, we have been proactively reaching out to moderators to remind them of our policies and to offer support or resources as needed,” a Reddit spokesperson tells The Verge. “We have also taken action to ban the community r/donaldtrump given repeated policy violations in recent days regarding the violence at the US Capitol.”

Trump has the nuclear codes and command of the military. But he can’t be on Twitter or Reddit. It pretty much says everything doesn’t it? January 20th can’t come soon enough.

Reddit Pwned…. Apparently In Support Of Trump

Posted in Commentary with tags , on August 7, 2020 by itnerd

A massive attack has hit Reddit today after at least tens of Reddit channels (subreddits) have been hacked and defaced to show messages in support of Donald Trump’s reelection campaign:

The hacks are still ongoing at the time of writing, but we were told Reddit’s security team is aware of the issue and has already begun restoring defaced channels. A partial list of impacted channels (subreddits) is available below, according to ZDNet’s research: r/NFL, r/49ers, r/TPB (The Pirate Bay’s Reddit channel), r/BlackMirror, r/Beer, r/Vancouver, r/Dallas, r/Gorillaz, r/Podcasts, r/freefolk, r/StartledCats, r/TheDailyZeitgeist, r/Supernatural, r/GRE, r/GMAT, r/greatbritishbakeoff, r/11foot8, r/truecrimepodcasts, r/Leafs, r/weddingplanning, r/Chadsriseup, r/bertstrips, r/CFB …and many many other more.

Now I am not a Trump supporter. Far from it in fact. I am not American either. But this hack is so dumb that it feels like a massive false flag operation. But then again, the whole US political scene is such a clown show at the moment that I wouldn’t be surprised whether it is actual Trump supporters that are behind this hack, or the people behind this are trying to smear them.