Discord bans pro-Trump server ‘The Donald’
Discord has banned a server known as “The Donald,” a pro-Trump neighborhood linked to banned subreddit r/The_Donald and TheDonald.win. The information was first reported by Platformer author (and Verge contributor) Casey Newton.
The ban comes two days after a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol, inspired by President Trump, although Discord says that it has no proof that the server was used to arrange the riots.
In STILL OTHER information, @Discord says it has banned server The Donald, which was related to TheDonald dot Win and the Donald subreddit.
Made choice “as a result of its overt connection to a web based discussion board used to incite violence and plan an armed riot,” spox says.
— Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) January 8, 2021
“Now we have a zero-tolerance coverage in opposition to hate and violence of any form on the platform, or using Discord to help or arrange round violent extremism,” Discord mentioned in a press release shared with GadgetClock. “Whereas there isn’t any proof of a server known as The Donald getting used to arrange the Jan 6 riots, Discord determined to ban the complete server right now as a result of its overt connection to a web based discussion board used to incite violence, plan an armed riot in the USA, and unfold dangerous misinformation associated to 2020 U.S. election fraud.”
Reddit banned pro-Trump subreddit r/The_Donald in June following an growth of its insurance policies to ban hate speech extra explicitly. The Donald’s Discord server was one of many locations former r/The_Donald members congregated following the ban, as detailed on this Mom Jones article from October.
Reddit additionally banned unofficial pro-Trump subreddit r/donaldtrump on Friday “given repeated coverage violations in current days relating to the violence on the US Capitol.”
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