Reddit moderators are actively banning users posting articles discussing Orlando nightclub terrorist Omar Mateen’s religion.
User “moonsprite” shared a screenshot of an article he posted titled, “Orlando shooting suspect may have ‘leanings’ to Islamic extremism,” to the r/news subreddit.
“Moonsprite” was not the only user to be banned from /r/news.
“SomeGuy469” tried to post an update when law enforcement officials raised the death count from 20 to 50, but the “thread was deleted before [he] could finish his comment.”
User “lets_get_hyyer” claimed to be the first to post Omar Mateed’s name, and his post was labeled as “misleading.”
“I have no idea how in the fuck they deducted it was a misleading title,” he wrote. “And then I got muted for 72 hours for saying they are censoring shit.”