Reddit bans hate speech

On June 29, 2020, Reddit, a popular social forum platform that had been a haven for virulent misogynists and racists, announced an overhaul of its hate speech policy and closed “The Donald,” a forum for Trump supporters, and 2,000 other subreddit groups engaged in hate speech. 

Tens of thousands of UltraViolet members signed the petition demanding change, and UltraViolet, as part of the Change the Terms coalition, met with Reddit CEO Steve Huffman to help guide the policies and enforcement that will make Reddit a safer space for women, especially women of color, and make it harder for bigoted extremists to organize and harass vulnerable populations. This victory is part of UltraViolet’s ongoing work to combat disinformation and hate wherever it flourishes on social media platforms and in tech forums.