Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has announced a plan to crack down on the “most toxic users” of a forum on the site used to discuss President-elect Donald Trump.
Huffman said in a post on the link-sharing and discussion platform that the actions being taken against some users of a forum titled “The_Donald” range from “warnings to timeouts to permanent bans.”
Some commenters in the forum have repeatedly harassed Huffman. The forum has also featured racist comments and fake news.
“Historically, we have relied on our relationship with moderators to curb bad behaviors,” the executive wrote. “While some of the moderators have been helpful, this has not been wholly effective, and we are now taking a more proactive approach to policing behavior that is detrimental to Reddit….”
Huffman said many people have asked the company to ban the forum outright, but he…