Ravelry, a popular social network for knitters, places ban on Trump supporters

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The new policy on Ravelry.com was posted Sunday, June 23, 2019.

On Sunday night, a tweet, which has now been shared nearly 10,000 times and attracted 13,000 comments, said: "We can not provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy".

A popular social media site for knitters and the crochet community isn't putting up with support for Donald Trump or his administration any longer. "We are definitely not banning conservative politics".

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Ravelry said permanently banned accounts will be sent a copy of their data, including purchased patterns, and the new policy had used wording first set by gaming platform RPG.net past year. They also warn that "antagonizing conservative members for their unstated positions is not acceptable".

The platform for crafters Ravelry insisted that backing Donald Trump and his officials is "undeniably support for white supremacy" and pledged to get rid of all types of content, endorsing the current administration in any way.

"This is very real", read a reply by Ravelry to its 117,000 Twitter followers. "Do not try to weaponize this policy by entrapping people who do support the Trump administration into voicing their support", the blog post says. "I am removing my account and will be spreading the word that others should do so as well".

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As the president and his administration have rolled back LGBTQ rights, incarcerated refugees without basic necessities at the southern border, and encouraged violence against his opposition, supporters of his actions and presidency are implicitly endorsing the things he says and does to the direct detriment of millions of oppressed people in the us and around the globe. The White House declined comment Monday.

In a website post explaining its decision further, the site's administrators said the ban stretches across forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content. However, knitting can get quite political. "It's just sad that this is what people think".

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