Reddit moderators censor WSWS article on Trump’s speech at Republican convention
29 August 2020
On Friday, the World Socialist Web Site article “Trump runs for Führer” was censored and removed by Reddit moderators after it received over 9,000 upvotes and was promoted to the site’s front page.
A link to the article, which characterized the president’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention as a fascistic tirade, was posted to the subreddit r/politics at 7:10 a.m. by Reddit user u/VoteProgress.
“Trump runs for Führer” was quickly read by thousands of Reddit users. By 1:30 PM, the WSWS article had received over 9,000 upvotes and more than 600 comments, the majority of which supported the WSWS’s assessment of Trump’s speech.
One of the top comments said, “It’s about