Reddit Bans Anti-Black Communities

CoonTown, the infamous anti-black community on Reddit, was officially banned Wednesday, the same day that CEO Steve Huffman announced the site’s new content policy. The new policy introduced “quarantines” to hide certain other subreddits from ordinary users unless they specifically opt in. “Today, in addition to applying Quarantines, we are banning a handful of communities that exist solely to annoy other Redditors, prevent us from improving Reddit, and generally make Reddit worse for everyone else,” Huffman wrote. Several other CoonTown-affiliated subreddits were also banned.