A notice about the banning of r/MGTOW


Reddit bans notorious anti-feminist subreddit ‘Men Going Their Own Way’

Reddit says the ban stems from policies that prohibit inciting violence or promoting hate.


Mikael Thalen


Posted on Aug 3, 2021   Updated on Aug 4, 2021, 4:10 pm CDT

A prominent anti-feminist subreddit was banned on Tuesday for violating Reddit’s policies on promoting hate.

Part of the “Men Go Their Own Way (MGTOW) movement, the r/MGTOW subreddit was run by advocates of male separatism or the belief that men must distance themselves from women and society.

The subreddit, according to a January 2020 report from a team of computer scientists, had been linked to numerous instances of “online harassment and real-world violence.”

Not long after news of the report surfaced online, Reddit placed r/MGTOW under quarantine. Subreddits placed under quarantine do not appear in search or recommendations and include a warning before they can be viewed.

In a statement to the Daily Dot, a Reddit spokesperson said that the subreddit’s removal was linked to policies regarding the promotion of violence and hate.

“Reddit’s site-wide policies explicitly prohibit content that incites violence or promotes hate based on identity or vulnerability,” the spokesperson said. “The subreddit in question was banned in accordance with these policies.”

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*First Published: Aug 3, 2021, 4:08 pm CDT