Reddit is censoring certain groups on the site after national governments threatened to ban the site entirely, the company has confirmed.
Reddit groups r/rudrugs, which focuses on growing psychoactive mushrooms, and r/WatchPeopleDie, which shows people being murdered, are no longer accessible in Russia and Germany respectively, Business Insider reports.
In both cases, Reddit acquiesced to government demands to remove those communities from local use or face a national ban.
Reddit posted a statement on r/ChillingEffects:
Earlier in the week, Russia banned and then unbanned Reddit from being used in the country altogether.