Reddit Has Banned Its Most Controversial Community

Say goodbye to r/incels

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/r/incels, a controversial Reddit community for the "involuntary celibate" also known as "incels" has been banned by the site due to content that "encourages, glorifies, incites or calls for violence or physical harm against an individual or group of people".

Initially conceived as a "support group" for people, predominantly men, who lack romantic relationships or sex, the 40,000-strong group described women as "femoids" and the men they have relationships with as "chads", while receiving regular scrutiny for being a hive of misogyny that featured threads with titles like, "All women are sluts" and "Proof that girls are nothing but trash that use men".

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While the group's rules didn't explicitly ban women, they did state: "Those who continuously claim there are as many female incels in the same situation as male incels will receive a warning and then a ban. Most can agree that women can be incel in some rare situations such as extreme disfigurement, but their numbers do not come close to male incels."

So, they basically banned women...

In a bid to crackdown against hateful communities, Reddit updated its policy to prohibit posts and threads that "encourages, glorifies, incites or calls for violence or physical harm against an individual or group of people".

"Communities focused on this content and users who post such content will be banned from the site. As of November 7, r/Incels has been banned for violating this policy," said a Reddit spokeswoman to the Guardian.

The internet is such a lovely place sometimes, isn't it?