Reddit on Monday said it yanked a forum used by supporters of President Donald Trump as part of a crackdown on hateful posts at the popular online bulletin board while the game streaming platform Twitch briefly suspended the president. That's a violation of Twitch's rules against hate speech.
In October 2019, U.S. president Donald Trump got his very own official Twitch channel.
Trump has complained that Silicon Valley platforms are biased against conservatives. The video shows him calling Mexican people rapists and criminals.
The company explained that it was treating Trump's Twitch account just like it would any other user's on the site. And you call 911 and they say, "I'm sorry, this number's no longer working".
During the temporary ban, Trump's account has had at least two streams removed for violating the site's conduct standards.
According to Twitch, "hateful conduct is any content or activity that promotes, encourages, or facilitates discrimination, denigration, objectification, harassment, or violence based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or serious medical condition or veteran status, and is prohibited. Whether it's a young woman, an old woman, a young man or an old man and you're sleeping".
Social networking website Reddit on Monday banned a forum dedicated to United States President Donald Trump's fans for violating the website's hate speech rules.
He said Reddit was banning about 2000 "subreddits", or forums, the majority of which were inactive. "We banned r/The_Donald because it has not done so, despite every opportunity", Reddit CEO Steve "spez" Huffman wrote.
Between the lines: Twitch said it informed the president's team when it launched its channel a year ago that all accounts, including politicians, must follow its rules. "We do not make exceptions for political or newsworthy content, and will take action on content reported to us that violates our rules", a Twitch spokesperson told The Verge.
"All communities on Reddit must abide by our content policy in good faith", Huffman continued.
The subreddit and its more than 750,000 subscribers had played a major role in shaping the trollish tone and style of the Trump campaign's digital persona during the 2016 campaign.
Twitter and Facebook have recently implemented some rudimentary fact-checking and labeling measures for some Trump posts.