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Earlier this week, Ravelry, a news board for knitting enthusiasts, banned supporters of Trump from its site.

“We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry,” read a post from the website. “This includes support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content.”

“We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy.”

Under the heading “Policy notes:” it says, “You can still participate if you do in fact support the administration, you just can’t talk about it here. We are not endorsing the Democrats nor banning Republicans. We are definitely not banning conservative politics. Hate groups and intolerance are different from other types of political positions. We are not banning people for past support. Do not try to weaponize this policy by entrapping people who do support the Trump administration into voicing their support. Similarly, antagonizing conservative members for their unstated positions is not acceptable.”

RPG.Net, a forum for video gamers, released a statement that said: “We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on the RPGnet forums. This is because his public comments, policies and the makeup of his administration are so wholly incompatible with our values that formal political neutrality is not tenable. We can be welcoming to (for example) persons of every ethnicity who want to talk about games, or we can allow support for open white supremacy. Not both




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