rThe_Donald was a subreddit where participants created discussions and memes in support of U.S. president Donald Trump. Initially created in June 2015 following the announcement of Trump’s presidential campaign, the community grew to over 790,000 subscribers. The community was banned in June 2020 for violating Reddit rules on harassment and targeting. The site was closed down on July 27, 2018.
About R/The Donald in brief
rThe_Donald was a subreddit where participants created discussions and memes in support of U.S. president Donald Trump. Initially created in June 2015 following the announcement of Trump’s presidential campaign, the community grew to over 790,000 subscribers. The community was banned in June 2020 for violating Reddit rules on harassment and targeting. The subreddit had a lengthy documented history of hosting conspiracy theory content that was racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic, and antisemitic. On June 12, 2016, the day of the Orlando nightclub shooting, moderators of the rnews subreddit began to remove many comments from its megathread pertaining to the shooting, leading to accusations of censorship. In November 2016, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman reported that the subreddit’s moderator team had changed at least four times due to the community revolting against right-wing figures such as Ann Coulter, Alex Helmut Norpoth, Roger Stone, and Tucker Carlson. In September 2016, Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR, introduced a 501(c)3 organization called ‘The Donald’ with the purpose of creating and spreading pro-Trump memes through ads, billboards, and ‘website ops’ On June 29, 2020, Reddit banned the subreddit for frequent rule-breaking, for antagonizing the company and other communities, and for failing to ‘meet our most basic expectations’ After the subreddit was quarantined and placed in restricted mode in early 2020, moderators created and moved to the site thedonald.
win. Many users from the subreddit then flocked to it after the site was opened to the public in the final months of the subreddit. The site was closed down on July 27, 2018. It was ranked as one of the most active communities on Reddit. It has hosted notable conservative figures including Scott Adams, Alex Jones, Alex Schmutz, Peter Schweizer, Corey Stewart, and Milo Yiannopoulos, and has hosted an AMA on the subreddit where Trump himself hosted a Q&A session. In April 2016, jcm267, the. founder of the. subreddit, attributed the popularity of the site to moderator CisWhiteMaelstrom. In May 2016, he said he was skeptical that Trump could win the presidential election because Reddit is not a conservative place. In July 2016, Trump donated 10,000 USD to the ‘Nimble America’ organization, which became one of rThe Donald’s most upvoted posts on the site. The organization has since been shut down by the site’s administrators. In August 2016, it was revealed that Trump had donated more than $10,000 to the 501(C)3 group. In October 2016, rTheDonald was featured in 13 of the top 25 posts on Reddit’s rall forum, which the company’s motto describes as ‘the front page of the Internet.’ On that day, it gained over 16,000. subscribers during the weekend of the shooting. Meanwhile, rnews lost more than 85,000 subscribe.