Streaming site Twitch suspends Trump’s account for ‘hateful’ comments

Donald Trump's Twitch account issued

'Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us.

While hateful conduct has always been part of guidelines on Twitch, Trump has arguably skirted the rules (considering the fact of the 2016 event and its rebroadcast as one of the reasons for the suspension). "And some, I assume, are good people". Twitch is primarily a site where video gamers can livestream their games and chat with other users, though it also has channels focused on sports, music and politics.

The algorithms tech companies developed to keep users glued to their services "have provided perhaps the biggest boon to organized racism in decades, as they help racist ideas find a much larger and potentially receptive audience", Bjork-James said, adding that she is hopeful that the same companies that "helped this anti-democratic movement expand" can now help limit its impact.

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.

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "Whether it's a young woman, an old woman, a young man or an old man and you're sleeping". As of today, Twitch has suspended Trump's channel and Reddit has shut down the pro-Trump Subreddit known as The_Donald. Reddit's policies up until now explicitly banned users and communities from inciting violence, but not hateful conduct based on people's identity. Huffman added, "We are committed to working with you to combat the bad actors, abusive behaviors, and toxic communities that undermine our mission and exist exclusively to get in the way of the creativity, discussions, and communities that bring us all to Reddit in the first place".

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In an announcement of the new policy posted on the website, Reddit explained that r/The_Donald "consistently hosted and upvoted more rule-breaking content than average (Rule 1), antagonized us and other communities (Rules 2 and 8), and its mods have refused to meet our most basic expectations".

"Ultimately, it's our responsibility to support our communities by taking stronger action against those who try to weaponize parts of Reddit against other people", Reddit Chief Executive Officer Steve Huffman said while announcing the bans.

Zuckerberg once wanted to sanction Trump.

What's not yet clear is whether this action is too little, too late - nor whether the pressure on these companies, including a growing advertiser boycott, will be enough to produce lasting change.

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