In a statement provided to CNN, Twitch, which is owned by Amazon (AMZN), said that "hateful conduct is not allowed". They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us.
Two particular acts by the Trump account triggered the suspension: the re-posting of an infamous 2015 Trump campaign appearance, in which he describes Mexican immigrants as "rapists". When he's not handing out beatdowns in the latest fighting games, exploring video game history, or playing through RPGs with his partner, he's searching for new food and drinks in the constant pursuit of good times with good people inside and outside the South Texas area. The other was a recently posted video of a campaign rally in 2016. "Until now, we've worked in good faith to help them preserve the community as a space for its users-through warnings, mod changes, quarantining, and more".
On Monday, popular social media site Reddit banned 'r/The_Donald, ' a subreddit thread dedicated to discussing Donald Trump, as part of a sitewide purge of over 2,000 groups that were in violation of the site's rules.
The other was from his rally in Tulsa earlier this month, when he hypothesised about a "very tough hombre" breaking into a woman's house. "Whether it's a young woman, an old woman, a young man or an old man and you're sleeping".
Reddit's new content policy specifically bans promoting hate based on identity or vulnerability, and calls for posts to be personal and authentic to prevent spam. Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said in a statement the subreddit repeatedly violated the site's content policies and will be purged along with other channels that have amplified violent, hateful or harassing content.
Screengrab from Donald Trump's Twitch Account. "Like anyone else, politicians on Twitch must adhere to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines".
Reddit has over 430 million average active monthly users, more than 130,000 active communities and is the fifth most-visited site in the United States, according to the company. The company said it took down a total of 2,000 forums, known as the site as "subreddits", most of which it said were inactive or had few users. "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.
Last month, Twitter placed fact-check notices on tweets from Trump, leading the president days later to issue an executive order raising the prospect that social media companies could lose certain legal protections. Unfortunately, the Twitch suspension is only for a week, and now that the offending videos have been removed, Trump will probably return.