Reddit bans pro-Trump forum in hate-speech crackdown

The online bulletin board Reddit has removed a pro Trump forum and other

Reddit is banning r/The_Donald along with nearly 2,000 other online communities after updating its content policy to crack down harder on hate speech, the company announced on Monday.

"r/The_Donald" was among some 2,000 forums or "subreddits" banned as tightening of rules at the news-focused social website, Reddit said. And the live-streaming platform Twitch has temporarily banned Trump over "hateful conduct". "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 said.

In the Tulsa broadcast he said, "Hey, it's one o'clock in the morning and a very tough, I've used the word on occasion, hombre, a very tough hombre is breaking into the window of a young woman whose husband is away as a traveling salesman or whatever he may do".

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

"We are committed to working with you to combat the bad actors, abusive behaviors, and toxic communities that undermine our mission and get in the way of the creativity, discussions, and communities that bring us all to Reddit in the first place", the site said in a message to users.

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A total of 15 people were subsequently arrested for "violent disorder" and have been bailed while police investigations continue. Thousands swarmed into the city centre, despite repeated warnings over the spread of COVID-19.

In response it updated its site rules, adding a clause which "explicitly states that communities and users that promote hate based on identity or vulnerability will be banned".

"We banned r/The_Donald because it has not done so, despite every opportunity".

'All communities on Reddit must abide by our content policy in good faith.

Under pressure as more than 90 brands halted their advertising on the platform, Facebook announced on Friday that it would institute stronger rules barring hate speech in ads and add warning labels to politicians' statements that break its rules.

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