Reddit has taken action against hate speech this week, banning the India-focused r/Chodi discussion forum and quarantining the China-focused r/GenZedong. The social media platform’s crackdown follows a TIME report in January about Reddit’s struggle to control hate speech in some of its non-English subreddits around the world.
The R/Chodi community, which had over 90,000 members and saw hundreds of new posts a day, was “banned for violating Reddit’s rule against promoting hate,” according to a message posted by Reddit administrators. TIME had found dozens of posts a week on the subreddit that denigrated Islam and depicted Muslims as ignorant, violent or incestuous. Moderators for r/India, another India-focused subreddit, told TIME they had alerted Reddit employees of this behavior several times but were ignored.