Twitch Suspends Donald Trump For Hateful Conduct

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The president's posts on social media have always vexed platform companies in Silicon Valley, but tensions escalated in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Trump remains active on Twitter.

The Amazon-owned streaming platform has temporarily suspended President Trump's account for 'hateful conduct'.

The ban on President Trump's account is temporary. The company says hate speech, as well as violent and racial injustice content need to be eradicated from the sites.

"Like anyone else, politicians on Twitch must adhere to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines", the Twitch representative told Kotaku.

Another video that Twitch said violated its policies was video of Trump's recent Tulsa rally, in which Trump spoke hypothetically of "a very tough hombre" breaking into the house of a "young woman".


The rally had Trump claim that Mexico was sending rapists across the USA border.

The new list of banned subreddits includes the left-wing forum r/ChapoTrapHouse, which Huffman said had consistently hosted rule-breaking content.

"Communities and people that inciting violence or that promote hate based on identity or vulnerability will be banned". Reddit said it was "initially banning about 2,000 subreddits", though just 200 of them had more than 10 daily active users. Reddit CEO Steve Huffman on Monday said the site's new rules go against the spirit of the First Amendment, but they were necessary to implement for Reddit's overall wellbeing.

In addition to r/The_Donald, Reddit has also banned a left-wing subreddit named after a podcast called r/ChapTrapHouse.

"Ultimately, it's our responsibility to support our communities by taking stronger action against those who try to weaponise parts of Reddit against other people". Facebook has seen a major backlash among its advertisers, with almost 200 of them joining a boycott over its stance on Trump, hate speech and recent Black Lives Matter protests. Twitter has flagged a number of tweets from the president, for instance, that contain misleading or risky content.

This led to the president issuing an executive order asking federal regulators to revisit the 1996 law that protects websites from liability for what their users post. And while Facebook has taken a more lenient approach with the president, that site did remove some of his political advertisements for including Nazi imagery within them.

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