On Monday, Alexis Ohanian posted an open letter on Reddit, a popular online message board he co-founded, protesting an executive order by President Donald Trump banning citizens of seven countries from traveling to the U.S. Then, Ohanian invited Reddit users—known as Redditors—to post their own experiences.
And did they ever. As of Wednesday afternoon, his post had generated more than 32,000 comments and was “upvoted,” the equivalent of a Facebook “like,” 111,000 times. The difference between up- and down-votes determines the ranking of a post and its prominence on the site.
For those who are not familiar, Reddit is famous for its robust and sometimes scary discussions about technology, media, politics, and everything in between. It’s also known for its online Ask Me Anything (AMA) question-and-answer sessions with luminaries from physicist Stephen Hawking to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Ohanian wrote about the important role immigrants have played in this country and about his own personal history, including the fact that his father had been an undocumented immigrant from Germany and that his great-grandfather barely escaped the Armenian genocide as a little boy.
Two days after posting, Ohanian’s letter is among the 30 highest scoring items in Reddit’s 11 year history. For context, the second-highest scoring post is President Barack Obama’s four-year-old AMA, which scored 216,000 upvotes.
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In a sample response to Ohanian, a Redditor going by the name BlaueKrieger wrote:
To which DorisCrockford responded: “It’s our turn to defend the immigrants who defended us.”
One correspondent, theconfuserx2, used a Mark Twain quote to sum it up:
To which another, mi_father_es_mufasa, responded:
As usual, Redditors were not in total agreement. Zmemetime wrote: “As much as I disagree with Trump’s policies, I don’t think it’s reddit’s job to get involved like this.”
And, MostlyMisanthropic said if Ohanian cared so much about immigrants, Reddit should delete subreddits (or groups) for racists or the alt-right.
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An official Reddit blog post has more about Ohanian’s letter and its ripple effect throughout the community.
Reddit on Wednesday did shut down one alt-right subreddit called r/altright, claiming that members had violated its terms of service.
Date: (Feb. 1, 2017 8:09 p.m.) This story was updated to add mention of Reddit’s closure of one alt-right subreddit.