Reddit said on Monday it had fired on a forum used by supporters of President Donald Trump to suppress hateful messages on the popular online bulletin board, while the game streaming platform Twitch briefly suspended the president.
“r / The_Donald” was among some 2,000 forums or “subreddits” banned due to the tightening of rules on the news-driven social website, said Reddit.
Twitch, the gaming platform owned by Amazon, said that the Trump channel had been suspended for breaking the rules and that the offending content had been removed.
“Hate behavior is not allowed on Twitch,” said a spokesperson.
“We make no exceptions for political or newsworthy content, and will take action on content that is brought to our attention and violates our rules.”
Twitch said the offending comments on the channel included Trump’s remarks from 2015 that Mexicans entering the United States “brought drugs”, “brought crime” and were “rapists”.
He also quoted his statements at a recent rally in Tulsa that “a very hard man burst into the window of a young woman whose husband is absent”.
Last year, Reddit “quarantined” the pro-Trump forum to promote violence and removed it on Monday.
“Ultimately, it is our responsibility to support our communities by taking more aggressive action against those who attempt to arm parts of Reddit against others,” said Reddit in an article on its update. politics.
The long-standing pro-Trump subreddit used by “consistently hosted and voted on more than rule-breaking content than the average, annoyed us and other communities, and its (moderators) refused to meet our highest expectations elementary, “added Reddit.
Reddit’s new content policy specifically prohibits the promotion of hate based on identity or vulnerability, and requires that posts be personal and authentic to prevent spam.
“All communities on Reddit must abide by our content policy in good faith,” said Reddit.
“We banned r / The_Donald because he didn’t, despite all the opportunities.”
“To be clear, views across the political spectrum are allowed on Reddit – but all communities must work within our policies and do so in good faith, without exception.”
The move is accompanied by pressure on online platforms to suppress hate content, including from the President, as part of a broader movement to fight racial fairness following the murders of African American police officers. .
Trump has complained that Silicon Valley platforms are biased against the Tories, despite his own social media.
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