Other sites also conducted high-profile sweeps: Amazon’s live-streaming platform Twitch temporarily banned Trump’s official channel, saying it violated Twitch’s policy on hateful speech, while Google’s YouTube suspended six leading white nationalist accounts.
The new list of banned subreddits also included the left-wing r/ChapoTrapHouse, which Huffman said consistently hosted rule-breaking content. It had an average of 42,949 daily active users, according to Reddit.
Only about 200 of the banned forums listed by Reddit had more than 10 daily users.
Social media companies’ content policies have been in the spotlight this month, as Facebook faced an employee walkout and an ad boycott over its hands-off handling of inflammatory posts amid nationwide anti-racism protests and ahead of the November 3 election.