“My brother was an avid Twitter user who has made numerous comments about feminism on Twitter, and the posts he made were misogynistic and racist in nature,” the source told BuzzFeed News.
“In response to his tweets, he was banned by the community.
He was not the only one.”
BuzzFeed News has confirmed with two other sources that the ban was lifted in July 2016, and another source with knowledge of the matter says it was lifted again in July 2017.
The two sources did not want to be identified due to the sensitivity of the issue.
The ban was extended for another six months in July 2018, and again in November 2018.
BuzzFeed News contacted Reddit to ask for comment, but the company did not respond by press time.