r/WallStreetBets has been made private

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The WallStreetBets subreddit, which has seen a significant increase in attention in recent days following the meteoric rise in GameStop’s stock driven in part by traders on the forum, has been made private.

However, it’s not just people who weren’t subscribed to the subreddit who are no longer able to access it — many users who say they were subscribed are reporting that they can’t view it anymore.

It’s unclear who took the action to take the subreddit private. Reddit didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Earlier on Wednesday, Discord banned the r/WallStreetBets server. The company said that the Discord was banned for “continuing to allow hateful and discriminatory content after repeated warnings.” The subreddit advertises itself as “like 4chan found a Bloomberg Terminal,” and many posts contained offensive language.

Source: The Verge

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