After years of calls to ban the community r/The_Donald, Reddit is cracking down on the infamous subreddit by quarantining it, a feature that was revamped in 2018.
The quarantine comes after Reddit observed “repeated rule-breaking behavior” and an “over-reliance on Reddit admins to manage users and remove posts” that violated content policies. In a post on Wednesday, the announcement also noted that violations included “content that encourages or incites violence,” particularly toward law enforcement and politicians in Oregon.
The statement is referring to the 11 Republican state senators who fled Oregon to avoid voting on a major climate change bill. Governor Kate Brown, a Democrat, sent state police to track down the senators on the run, who face fines of $500 for every day there isn’t a quorum in the state senate. Upset at the governor and at police, members of r/The_Donald encouraged violence against both.