The Donald

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The Donald (commonly known as r/The_Donald) is an online forum that operates mainly on TheDonald.win,[1] and, in a restricted state, secondarily on it's subreddit r/The_Donald due to recent actions taken by Reddit against it. It is a conservative forum that describes itself as a "never-ending rally dedicated to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump."

On June 25th, 2019, The Donald's subreddit r/The_Donald was quarantined by Reddit, with the provided reason: "It is restricted due to significant issues with reporting and addressing violations of the Reddit Content Policy. Most recently the violations have included threats of violence against police and public officials."[2][3]

On February 25th, 2020, Reddit removed 18 moderators from The Donald's subreddit r/The_Donald that it alleged were not acting in good faith, and were "approving, stickying, and generally supporting content . . . that breaks our content policy."[4][5] In another unprecedented move, Reddit created and stickied a thread on r/The_Donald for moderator applications to replace the moderators it had removed, which it said would be vetted by itself and then referred to r/The_Donald's moderators.[6] Due to r/The_Donald's sudden loss of moderators, it's remaining moderators placed the subreddit in a restricted state, where only approved users are able to submit posts as of February 26, 2020.[7]

Moderators Removed by Reddit[8]
  • shadowman3001
  • pm_me_yo_doggos
  • pray_for_kekistan
  • cH21FCpkOoqGACUfjLt2
  • IamTHE3percent
  • ldanwill
  • Flash_252
  • KAG___2020
  • eGOTheJudge
  • bh506407
  • joshhawley2018
  • lalicat
  • nimblecalifornian
  • mivvan
  • SheGuevara2020
  • D4rkd3str0yer
  • Katfish29
  • eatonfools

References

  1. thedonald.win (February 26, 2020), via archive.is. "...This is our new home"
  2. cnn.com (June 26, 2019), via archive.is. "r/The_Donald Quarantined"
  3. foxnews.com (June 27, 2019). "Reddit restricts pro-Trump forum, citing alleged threats: report"
  4. reclaimthenet.org (February 25, 2020), via archive.is. "Reddit purges half of The Donald’s top moderators and plans to replace them with Reddit approved mods"
  5. old.reddit.com (February 26, 2020), via archive.is. "We recently removed a number of mods from r/the_donald that were approving, stickying, and generally supporting content in this subreddit that breaks our content policy."
  6. old.reddit.com (February 26, 2020), via archive.is. "Apply here to become a mod of the_donald"
  7. thedonald.win (February 26, 2020), via archive.is. "We've put the subreddit in 'restricted' mode."
  8. thedonald.win (February 26, 2020), via archive.is. "FIRST, LETS HONOR THE MODS WE LOST IN THE FIGHT AGAINST REDDIT"