Subreddit on Navy Yard Shooting Banned

    A helicopter pulls up an apparent shooting victim as it hovers over a rooftop on the Washington Navy Yard campus in Washington, September 16, 2013. Seven people were killed and five wounded in a shooting rampage on Monday at the U.S. Navy Yard, where one suspected gunman was killed and two other possible assailants were being sought, authorities said. The exact number of dead and wounded fluctuated in the hours following the mass shooting, which took place less than three miles (4 km) from the White House. REUTERS/Jason Reed    (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY) - RTX13NQF

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    Reddit on Monday banned a section of its site that had been dedicated to finding additional suspects in the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, police said they believed that there could be another suspect, causing a Subreddit (a section of the popular online community) to pop up. Reddit’s Erik Martin said the section had been banned because it encouraged the posting of personal information, which violated the site’s rules. In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing in April, Reddit had become a gathering place for information about the suspects—but misinformation spread that a missing Rhode Island college student, Sunil Tripathi, was involved. Tripathi’s body was later discovered, and Reddit apologized for enabling the posts.

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