Reddit bans pro-Trump group for breaking hate speech rules

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WASHINGTON — Reddit on Monday banned its largest forum, or subreddit, dedicated to President Trump, accusing it of consistently breaking its ‘hate speech’ rules, according to a new report.

The move by the social media giant is the latest a string of recent steps by social media companies such as Twitter to censor the president and his campaign by removing tweets or flagging them as misinformation.

On Monday, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman announced that a community board named “The_Donald” where 790,000 members posted viral videos, memes and other supportive content about the president would be banned from the website.

“Reddit is a place for community and belonging, not for attacking people,” said Huffman in a call with reporters first made public by the New York Times.

Huffman said the group had broken Reddit’s rules by allowing its members to target other people with ‘hate speech.’

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