Reddit bans The_Donald forum as part of major hate speech purge

What they’re saying: In a conversation with reporters, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said that the company tried everything it could to avoid outright banning The_Donald subreddit channel for years, but the group continued to violate the site’s content policies.

He said the company tried to approach The_Donald users in good faith over the years, but they continued to break Reddit’s rules, like upvoting more rule-breaking content and antagonizing Reddit and other Reddit communities.

“It was becoming clear that the company’s values and the way discourse was playing out on the platform was one of the main things we wanted to fix in our content policy update,” Huffman said.