r/The_Donald was a subreddit on Reddit where users created discussions and memes about U.S. president Donald Trump. It was first created in June 2015 following the announcement of Trump's presidential campaign, the group grew to over 790,000 people who call themselves as "Patriots." The group was banned in June 2020 for violating Reddit rules on harassment and targeting. It was one of the most active groups on Reddit.
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|Launched||June 27, 2015|
|Current status||Banned (since June 29, 2020thedonald.win.) Moved to website|
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According to Reddit Help, Reddit quarantines add warning portals to subreddits, cut off revenue opportunities, remove subreddits from Reddit-curated feeds like r/Popular, remove subreddits from recommendations and search, and remove custom CSS styling.
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