Reddit bans anti-vaccine subreddit r/NoNewNormal for Covid denial

Reddit bans anti-vaccine subreddit r/NoNewNormal for Covid denial

Reddit has banned anti-vaxxer and anti-mask subreddit r/NoNewNormal and has quarantined 54 other subreddits associated with COVID denial.

The subreddit NoNewNormal has been cited by many in the Reddit community as a source of vaccine misinformation, and it was known for “brigading” other subreddit’s discussions by butting in on conversations about COVID or related policies in other communities. NoNewNormal was the source of 80 such brigades in the past month, according to Reddit security, and the behavior continued after the community was warned, leading to its ban. The community had previously been quarantined. For the 54 other subreddits that have been quarantined, Reddit warns potential visitors that medical advice should come from doctors rather than forum members.

Courtesy: The Verge