An undoubtedly horrific subreddit that always seemed to comply with reddit TOS and the admins has been banned, probably related to the NZ shooting video that was in the subreddit yesterday until it was taken down by admins. Looks like they're getting ahead of MSM discovering that this shit exists on the site?
Will add any updates here.
r/gore is gone as well.
It's not ahead of controversy, it's in response to the Reuters article calling out /r/watchpeopledie.
Members of a group called “watchpeopledie” on internet discussion board Reddit, for example, discussed how to share the footage even as the website took steps to limit its spread.
Reddit - which has over 20 investors, including Conde Nast owner Advance Publications - said it was actively monitoring the situation in New Zealand.
“Any content containing links to the video stream are being removed in accordance with our site-wide policy,” it said.