The_Donald: Reddit’s haven for hate

The pro-Trump subreddit continues to incite violence against Muslims while admins do nothing.

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman continues to resist repeated calls for The_Donald to be banned. In the past he has likened them to an annoying “little brother.” (Wikimedia Commons)
Comment above expresses a core idea of white nationalism, i.e. that whites are being “outbred” by minorities, in this case, Muslims. (See also Eurabia)
One month prior to the Christchurch massacre, The_Donald users were calling for the ethnic cleansing in the exact same terms. Reddit admins claim that its mods are cooperative and remove content that incites violence. At the time of writing, these posts were still up.
An Islamophobic image posted today is evocative of an anti-Semitic meme commonly spread by neo-Nazis known as the “Happy Merchant,” which can also be found in various forms on The_Donald.

Journalist, socialist, activist. Founder and co-chair of DivestSPD. Bylines at SPLC, The Baffler, GEN. Follow on Twitter: @justwardoctrine, @DivestSPD

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