Pro-Trump message board 'quarantined' by Reddit following violent threats - 2019-06-26
The biggest forum for supporters of President Trump on Reddit has been "quarantined" following months of incitements to violence and other offensive behavior, the tech giant said Wednesday, in a move that could further inflame conservatives' claims of social-media bias.
The forum, called "r/The_Donald," has long served as a highly trafficked and controversial gathering place for supporters of Trump and Republicans on Reddit, the United States' fifth-most popular website.
The move comes amid persistent allegations from Republicans that leading technology platforms, most of which are headquartered in the liberal bastion of northern California, are unfairly squelching conservative voices online. This partisan battle also is playing out amid a broader debate over whether private technology companies should be mediating free speech and whether widely accepted standards — such as prohibitions against incitements to violence — are being consistently and transparently applied.