Discord bans Reddit-linked pro-Trump server tied to attack on the U.S. Capitol

Discord bans Reddit-linked pro-Trump server tied to attack on the U.S. Capitol

We’re all judged by the company we keep. 

With that adage seemingly in mind, Discord moved Friday to ban a pro-Donald Trump server from its platform. TheDonald, as the server was titled, allowed likeminded individuals to digitally gather and was directly linked the recently banned r/DonaldTrump subreddit and a separate discussion forum, thedonald.win. 

Following the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol building by pro-Trump extremists, an action which led to five deaths, Reddit banned the r/DonaldTrump subreddit for “inciting violence.” Thedonald.win, itself an offshoot of a previously banned subreddit r/The_Donald, was likewise home to numerous calls for violence.  Read more…

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