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Reddit is banning one of its most notorious communities today, the subreddit—or forum—dedicated to discussion of President Donald Trump.
The ban comes after years of controversy around r/The_Donald and its promotion of racism, anti-Semitism, conspiracy theories, and violent memes starring a cartoon frog.
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
So I hate the Donald, like really don't like him, he is a total idiot who is unfit to be president.
This is just getting messed up, even me, a uber liberal with some pretty progressive views looks at stuff like this and has to say its going too far. People should be aloud to voice opinions, hell, I want to argue with you about your opinion but I can't do that if they're just de-platforming anyone who says something that a minority of offended morons complain about so much that the opinion is just deleted.
If someone is being racist, then call them out, debate them, challenge them, shutting them up changes nothing. I believe racism stems from ignorance, to combat it you need to educate the racists over time you need to expose their views, almost humiliate them by letting them show the world what they are. Shutting them only only makes them more extreme, it doesn't fix the problem its just hides it, drives it underground where I would argue its more dangerous.
It pushes people to the corners of the web that are further to the right, it pushes them to the dangerous racists, the morons prepping fo race war and all that crap.
Liberals need to stop hitting the delate button on any opinion they don't like and start engaging and debating.