Things are really hotting up in online tech forums due to political and ideological differences. Reddit has banned two Alt-Right sub-Reddits for revealing personal information of the man who is believed to have punched the Alt-Right mouthpiece Richard Spencer.
The 2 Alt-Right sub-Reddits have been banned due to what they call “doxing” at Reddit.
In the wake of the banning incident, Reddit has issued the following statement:
We are very clear in our site terms of service that posting of personal information can get users banned from Reddit and we ask our communities not to post content that harasses or invites harassment. We have banned r/altright due to repeated violations of the terms of our content policy. There is no single solution to these issues and we are actively engaging with the Reddit community to improve everyone’s experience.
This is how The Verge describes the members of the Alt-Right sub-Reddits:
The alt-right is a loosely organized online coalition made up of white nationalists, Trump supporters, and other fringe conservative groups. On Reddit, members of the alt-right have flocked to subreddits sympathetic to or centered on the cause, which itself remains an amorphous concept with aims ranging from harassing anti-Trump protestors to promoting racist, xenophobic, and other white nationalist aims.
Anyway, this is why people from different ideologies shouldn’t depend on just one single social networking platform.