The deadly rampage at a popular gay nightclub in Florida has ignited a firestorm on Reddit with legions of users alleging that the gatekeepers of one of the site's largest channels are censoring news coverage of the event.

Thousands of Reddit users are abandoning the r/news subreddit amid accusations that its moderators deleted dozens of posts containing vital information about the rampage and its aftermath. The suspected gunman, identified by authorities as Omar Mateen, opened fire inside the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando early Sunday, killing 50 people and injuring dozens more in what is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Hours later, ISIS officially claimed responsibility for the deadly shooting, saying that "a soldier of the Islamic State has carried out the attack."

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