It was banned on September 10, 2018, for violating Reddit's content policy regarding violent content.
The community of the subreddit later migrated to an instance of Lemmy, a Reddit alternative.
The definition of an incel on the subreddit was someone who has unintentionally gone at least six months without a romantic partner and is at least 21 years old; self-described incels are largely heterosexual men.
The advice is also criticised for being contradictory such as encouraging independence from men while expecting men to pay for dates.
But we did call out specific examples of misogyny and the threat, overt or implicit, of violence.
After the ban the community migrated away from Reddit to a dedicated website.
Several commentators have expressed concern that the of Brutsch to serve as an example to others is legitimizing and exposing individuals such as Brutsch to mass retribution.
The cause of death was found to be suicide.