“On a platform as open and diverse as Reddit, there will sometimes be communities that, while not prohibited by the Content Policy, average redditors may nevertheless find highly offensive or upsetting,” reads the September 27 announcement by Reddit administrator landoflobsters. In it, he explains that policies on “quarantining” subreddits have been updated to reflect “learnings,” and it will now be easier for Reddit admins to apply the measure to a wider array of communities hosted by the social media giant.

Within minutes, a long list of subreddits considered to upset average redditors were put into quarantine mode.

Major social media platforms have been scrambling to remove or hide “offensive” content since the shock 2016 US presidential election. In screenshot: a video transcribing a conversation at an Antifa rally has been put into Youtube’s version of the quarantine: limited state.

The hit list even included FULLCOMMUNISM and Ice Poseidon, a popular gay livestreamer who doesn’t have the heart to say no as much of LA’s homeless population makes pilgrimage to his home for food and shelter.

The move comes after several years of efforts by major social media platforms to remove communities and users considered problematic, usually right-leaning or transgressively comedic in nature.

The Reddit quarantine is designed to prevent the spread of such content beyond users who already know of its existence and where to find it.

Threads from a quarantined subreddit won’t be listed in the “popular” or “all” sections, nor will they show up in search. Users attempting to access a quarantined subreddit will be presented with a warning page often containing messages and links designed to persuade the user to “leave hate” or adopt the official position on certain historical events.

Example of a quarantine notice, in this case from /r/Braincels.

While the Reddit administrator refused a request to provide a list of the affected communities, /r/reclassified is hosting a thread dedicated to compiling one. Their list may grow as more are discovered.

List of subreddits quarantined on Sept. 27th

r/watchpeopledie (433,335 subscribers)

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content.

r/CringeAnarchy (376,225 subscribers)

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content.

r/theredpill (292,612 subscribers)

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content. For information on positive masculinity, please see the resources available at Stony Brook University's Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities (https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/csmm/index.php).

r/Ice_Poseidon (110,459 subscribers) [r/Ice_Poseidon2 not banned] {admin message}

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content.

r/FULLCOMMUNISM (60,642 subscribers)

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content. For historical information on communism, please see the resources available at the Project on the Reconciliation of European Histories (https://eureconciliation.eu/institutions-promoting-awareness-and-remembrance-of-communist-crimes/).

r/Braincels (41,090 subscribers)

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content. For information on positive masculinity, please see the resources available at Stony Brook University's Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities (https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/csmm/index.php).

r/911truth (14,886 subscribers)

It may contain a high degree of misinformation. If you are seeking historic information about the September 11 attacks, please visit the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (https://www.9-11commission.gov/).

r/WhiteBeauty (6,636 subscribers) [r/WomanOfColor not quarantined]

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content. If you are seeking to leave a hate group and don't know how, visit Life After Hate (https://www.lifeafterhate.org/exitusa) for help.

r/hearpeopledie (6,218 subscribers)

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content.

r/SubOfPeace (5,988 subscribers) {admin message}

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content. If you are seeking to leave a hate group and don't know how, visit Life After Hate (https://www.lifeafterhate.org/exitusa) for help.

r/fragilejewishredditor (3,174 subscribers) [r/fragilewhiteredditor not quarantined] {admin message}

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content. If you are seeking to leave a hate group and don't know how, visit Life After Hate (https://www.lifeafterhate.org/exitusa) for help.

r/WhiteNationalism (2,344 subscribers)

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content. If you are seeking to leave a hate group and don't know how, visit Life After Hate (https://www.lifeafterhate.org/exitusa) for help.

r/White_Pride (1,873 subscribers)

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content. If you are seeking to leave a hate group and don't know how, visit Life After Hate (https://www.lifeafterhate.org/exitusa) for help.

r/BlackPillCentral (1,683 subscribers)

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content. For information on positive masculinity, please see the resources available at Stony Brook University's Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities (https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/csmm/index.php).

r/AganistGayMarriage (1,560 subscribers)

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content.

r/GentilesUnited (1,284 subscribers)

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content. If you are seeking to leave a hate group and don't know how, visit Life After Hate (https://www.lifeafterhate.org/exitusa) for help.

r/ZOG (885 subscribers)

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content. If you are seeking to leave a hate group and don't know how, there is hope. Visit Life After Hate (https://www.lifeafterhate.org/exitusa) for help.

r/AmericanJewishPower (639 subscribers)

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content. If you are seeking to leave a hate group and don't know how, visit Life After Hate (https://www.lifeafterhate.org/exitusa) for help.

r/CringeChaos (603 subscribers)

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content.

r/NorthwestFront (551 subscribers)

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content. If you are seeking to leave a hate group and don't know how, visit Life After Hate (https://www.lifeafterhate.org/exitusa) for help.

r/GoyimDefenceForce (507 subscribers)

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content. If you are seeking to leave a hate group and don't know how, visit Life After Hate (https://www.lifeafterhate.org/exitusa) for help.

r/BritishJewishPower (76 subscribers)

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content. If you are seeking to leave a hate group and don't know how, visit Life After Hate (https://www.lifeafterhate.org/exitusa) for help.

r/mayo_town (12 subscribers)

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content.

List of subreddits banned:

r/cringehaven (355 subscribers) [Created on Sept. 11th 2018]

This subreddit was banned due to subreddit quarantine evasion.

r/picsofdeadcops

This subreddit was banned due to being used for glorifying violence.

r/BlackCrime

This subreddit was banned due to being used for inciting violence.

September 28th:

r/Ice_Poseidon2 (4,189 subscribers) [quarantined]

It is dedicated to shocking or highly offensive content.

r/IslamicDiscussion (106 subscribers) [banned]

This subreddit was banned due enforcement evasion.

r/Cringetopia (Created on Sept. 21st) [banned]

This subreddit was banned due to enforcement evasion.

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