Social media company Reddit has sharpened access to subforum / r / The_Donald, which mainly has supporters of US President Donald Trump. New users are now asked whether they really want to join the group.
The site emphasizes that nothing is forbidden, "but the behavior in that group, in combination with the threats made to American agents, cannot go wrong." The post in the subforum was later deleted, but Reddit indicates not to allow users to glorify or encourage violence.
There are around 755,000 active users in the subforum, making it one of the largest online 'fan sites' for Trump. During the presidential elections in 2016, he answered questions from his supporters several times.
On Monday, media watchdog Media Matters for America released a list of posts from the sub forum calling for violence in the US state of Oregon, after Democratic Governor Kate Brown took action to adopt a law against climate change.
Brown wanted to force Republican senators, who she said had fled to thwart the vote, to be forced back by agents.