While platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook have been grappling with the political gatekeeping debate, one social media site has decided to outright ban pro-Trump content, arguing that it promotes white supremacy.
Ravelry, a social media site for knitting (yes, knitting), announced Sunday that any future posts in support of President Donald Trump and his administration would not be allowed on the site.
“We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy,” Ravelry announced in a blog post. “Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy.”
Is it an outright ban of Trump supporters on the site? Ravelry doesn’t think so.
“You can still participate if you do in fact support the administration,” it said in the announcement, “you just can’t talk about it here.”
Ravelry also made it clear it would not ban people who are entrapped by other users into expressing their political views. The ban will also not take place retroactively — only future postings will be held accountable.
Ravelry is a popular site with knitters and has had over 830,000 users in June alone.