Reddit moderators banned 2,200 accounts during Donald Trump’s AMA yesterday

Reddit moderators banned 2,200 accounts during Donald Trump’s AMA yesterday

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump took to Reddit yesterday to participate in an AMA (ask me anything) in the pro-Trump sub-reddit, r/The_Donald.

The AMA, for the most part, royally sucked. Trump answered a total of 12 rather weak questions and stuck to broad generalities rather than diving into specifics. Curious though — and far more interesting than the AMA itself — was the post-AMA thread where r/The_Donald subscribers accused Reddit administrators of censoring the Trump session by artificially inflating (upvoting), or deflating (downvoting) the vote counts, as well as shielding it from the front page — a move that would have brought the mostly-liberal Reddit en masse to take over the Q&A session.

In addition, we found out that mods banned more than 2,200 accounts during the event, a move the moderators bragged about afterward. Mods banned any account created within the past month, and any that asked questions they felt were hostile, although there were no clear-cut guidelines of what constituted a hostile question.

One Redditor asked why Trump refused to share his tax returns before promptly being banned.

In fairness, the chance that Trump answered a legitimate question probably wasn’t all that good to begin with. One of the 12 Trump managed to respond to was: “Are you getting tired of winning?”

Trump’s response?

“I am never tired of winning, and as your president I will win for you, the American people. I’m with you!”

He might as well have just responded to every question about Rampart.

via Engadget

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