The site has kicked up controversy with its treatment of the Donald Trump-supporting board, which users say is a hotbed for threats and hate speech.
Reddit has continued to ignore calls to ban the notorious Trump-supporting board The_Donald as users compile instances of threats hate speech, and now an investment in Reddit from a firm led by Jared Kushner’s brother is drawing even greater scrutiny.
But The_Donald has been a flashpoint for criticism even before it was identified as a haven for propaganda.
Users have compiled instances of threats and hate speech rampant on the Trump-supporting board, and there is even a petition calling on Reddit to ban The_Donald as it had with other subreddits identified as harboring hate speech.
There have even been subreddits created to track these instances, but Reddit has thus far refused calls to have the board shut down.
Amid the growing calls for Reddit to ban The_Donald as it previously did for subreddits like AltRight, there is growing scrutiny on the site’s connections to the family of Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law.
He has not addressed the site’s ties to Jared Kushner’s family. »