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Trump suspended from Twitch as Reddit closes down advocates’ online forum

Trump suspended from Twitch as Reddit closes down advocates’ online forum
Donald Trump has been suspended from livestreaming platform Twitch for "hateful conduct" and Reddit has shut down a forum for the president's supporters.Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, said it had temporarily banned the president's channel because it violated its hateful conduct policy. "Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch," a spokeswoman said."In line with…

Donald Trump has been suspended from livestreaming platform Twitch for “despiteful conduct” and Reddit has actually shut down an online forum for the president’s advocates.

Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, said it had actually momentarily banned the president’s channel because it violated its hateful conduct policy.

” Hateful conduct is not enabled on Twitch,” a spokeswoman stated.

” In line with our policies, President Trump’s channel has been released a momentary suspension from Twitch for remarks made on stream, and the offending content has actually been eliminated.”

Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman (L) said Donald Trump's supporters' page violated its policy of not promoting hate

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Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman (L) said the Trump advocates’ page broke its policy of not promoting hate

She said among the streams was a rebroadcast of a 2016 Trump rally in which the president said Mexico was sending rapists to the United States.

Conversation website Reddit stated it had shut down r/The _ Donald and r/ChapoTrapHouse online forums run by the president’s supporters, as it announced an overhaul of its content policies.

Its new content policy said neighborhoods and users that promoted hate based on identity or vulnerability would be prohibited.

” All neighborhoods on Reddit need to abide by our content policy in excellent faith,” chief executive Steve Huffman said in a post on the site on Monday.

” We banned r/The _ Donald since it has actually not done so, despite every chance.

The Trump project welcomed Reddit avidly ahead of the 2016 election when it ended up being a center for conspiracy theories.

Mr Trump performed an “Ask Me Anything” session on the platform in the run-up to the election.

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The restrictions by Twitch and Reddit are simply the newest in an ongoing feud between the president and social media companies.

Twitter placed fact-check notifications on the president’s tweets last month, leading to the president providing an executive order asking federal regulators to review the 1996 law that protects sites from liability for what their users post.

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