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Reddit cracks down on 'most toxic users' of pro-Donald Trump forum

The forum is called "The_Donald," and its users have posted racist comments and fake news


The Associated Press
December 1, 2016 4:45PM (UTC)

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has announced a plan to crack down on the "most toxic users" of a forum on the site used to discuss President-elect Donald Trump.

Huffman writes in a post on the link-sharing and discussion platform that the actions being taken against some users of a forum titled "The_Donald" range from "warnings to timeouts to permanent bans." Some commenters in the forum have repeatedly harassed Huffman. The forum has also featured racist comments and fake news.

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He says many people have asked the company to ban the forum outright, but he has resisted doing so in the "spirit of healing" the country.

Huffman apologized for taking a different tact last week by modifying the posts of some users who were harassing him in the forum.


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