You Can't Stay Here

  title={You Can't Stay Here},
  author={Eshwar Chandrasekharan and Umashanthi Pavalanathan and Anirudh Srinivasan and Adam Glynn and Jacob Eisenstein and Eric Gilbert},
  journal={Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction},
  pages={1 - 22}
In 2015, Reddit closed several subreddits-foremost among them r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown-due to violations of Reddit's anti-harassment policy. However, the effectiveness of banning as a moderation approach remains unclear: banning might diminish hateful behavior, or it may relocate such behavior to different parts of the site. We study the ban of r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown in terms of its effect on both participating users and affected subreddits. Working from over 100M Reddit posts and… 

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