Reddit Bans Forum for White Nationalists From Its Website

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."



Add Comment

all comments

  Other news

more
Accountants Grant Thornton fined ?2.3m over audit

Accountants Grant Thornton fined ?2.3m over audit..

24-Apr, 12:32

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton (GT), has been fined ?2.3m and severely...

French election poll tracker

French election poll tracker..

24-Apr, 09:00

The French economy has made a slow recovery from the 2008 financial...

Sarah Jessica Parker takes children to premiere - see how grown up they are!

Sarah Jessica Parker takes children to premiere - see how grown up they are!..

24-Apr, 08:48

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick were joined by their three...

Becton Dickinson acquires C.R. Bard in $24 billion medical device deal

Becton Dickinson acquires C.R. Bard in $24 billion medical device deal..

24-Apr, 10:48

A facility of the medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and...

Former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal gets new African name

Former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal gets new African name..

02-Mar, 11:26

Former Spokane, Washington, NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who resigned...

GM eliminating shift at Michigan plant; 1,100 jobs affected

GM eliminating shift at Michigan plant; 1,100 jobs affected..

06-Mar, 11:50

General Motors Co. is laying off 1,100 workers at an assembly plant in...

Protests expected as Trump opens newest hotel in Vancouver

Protests expected as Trump opens newest hotel in Vancouver..

28-Feb, 10:28

Protests are planned in Vancouver as a new Trump International Hotel and...

House intel chair apologizes for briefing White House before ranking member

House intel chair apologizes for briefing White House before ranking member..

23-Mar, 16:16

Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., apologized to his full House Intelligence...