The Donald Forum is a Reddit forum, or subreddit, and is one of the internet's most popular forums where Donald Trump fans congregate for a chat.
It has now been shunted out of sight up an unsearchable backwater. Users must now click an opt-in
button to access The_Donald forum, and its content no longer appears in Reddit's search results or recommendations.
The move seems to be part of general trend for US social media companies to censor politics that they do not like, particularly
when it leans towards the US right.
The Donald forum has more than 760,000 subscribers and once hosted an ask me anything session with Donald Trump in which he replied to questions from the public before the presidential election.
the forum's moderators initially shared a message Reddit had sent explaining its reasons for the quarantine. The post was subsequently deleted, but its contents have been copied and posted elsewhere. It said the move had been prompted by threats made on
the subreddit against the authorities in Oregon.
Last week, 11 Republican state senators staged a walkout in protest at a climate change bill. State troopers were then told to bring the senators back, which in turn prompted claims that militia
groups opposing such an intervention might show up in the state capital Salem raising a threat of violence . It seems a little weak that a heated argument can be cited as a reason for political censorship particularly when it can be seen as
interefring with upcoming presidential elections.