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Sara Fischer Feb 3, 2017
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Reddit bans alt-right forums

The r/altright and r/alternativeright subreddits has been banned from the site.

What's a subreddit? A forum dedicated to a particular subject on Reddit. Subreddits have their own rules and moderators to help maintain a sense of community within specific topic areas.

Why? Reddit says the groups were posting personal information, which violates Reddit terms of service. In a statement to Axios, Reddit says they're clear in their terms of service that posting of personal information can get users banned from Reddit and that they've banned r/altright and r/alternativeright "due to repeated violations of the terms of our content policy."

What we know: According to IBTimes, the r/altright group had 16,007 subscribers and increased in size by 37% around the time President Trump was inaugurated. The forum was created in 2010 but didn't gain traction until last summer.