Reddit Bans Forum For White Nationalists Over Harassment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Reddit has banned a forum for white nationalists from its social news website, citing the company’s rules against posting personal information and online harassment.

Reddit spokesman Anna Soellner said in a statement that the company banned its “r/altright” forum on Wednesday for repeated violations of its content rules. Soellner said Reddit users can be banned for posting personal information, but her statement doesn’t cite any examples involving the banned forum.

Thousands of users subscribed to the forum named for the “alt-right” fringe movement, a mix of racism, white nationalism and populism. Other sites, including 4chan.org, became popular forums for expressing “alt-right” ideology.

Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian posted an open letter Monday in which he criticized President Donald Trump’s recent executive order restricting immigration from seven countries, calling it “deeply un-American.”

© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Rich in Bay Area irony; with horse-blinder sightlessness from the owners of Reddit. Their blogs and chats are FULL of “Antifa” and “Complete Anarchy” subs, wherein much of the organizing and and networking for the “black bloc” tacticians takes place; a hosted site enabling coordination for the hard left. If we had an FBI worth their beans, the site’s hosts would be up for racketeering across state lines and inducement to riot. Just sayin’ :-/

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?

Listen Live