Reddit bans pro-Trump forum as Amazon's Twitch bars president's channel

Reddit bans pro-Trump forum as Amazon's Twitch bars president's channel

On the same day streaming platform Twitch suspended Donald Trump's account for violating their hateful conduct policy, social networking site Reddit has shut down its largest group supportive of the president.

When Trump's team started his account on the site previous year, Twitch informed the team that the company wouldn't make exceptions to its content policy for political or newsworthy content, the spokeswoman said.

Earlier this month, as Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian resigned from the social network firm's board, seeking to be replaced by a black candidate, Huffman said Reddit would strengthen its content policy. He said Reddit was banning about 2,000 subreddits, the majority of which were inactive.

Only about 200 of the banned forums had more than 10 daily users. We banned The_Donald because it has not done so, despite every opportunity, ' Chief Executive Steve Huffman said in a post on the site.

Twitch flagged and removed multiple pieces of content from the president as hateful - some of which is incredibly old, including a rebroadcast of Trump's kickoff rally, in which he infamously claimed that many illegal immigrants are the "worst" Mexico has to offer, like rapists.

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Reddit already dealt a major blow to the pro-Trump subreddit previous year by severely restricting its visibility and functionality over "repeated rule-breaking" through a process known as quarantining.

The Trump forum was banned because it too often hosted content that broke Reddit's rules, including encouraging violence, and "antagonized" the company. One was at a recent rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Trump mentioned "a very tough hombre" breaking into someone's home.

As part of Monday's move, Huffman said Reddit is also expanding its policies against hateful conduct, which he said will now explicitly state that "communities and users that promote hate based on identity or vulnerability will be banned".

The subreddit and its more than 750,000 subscribers had played a major role in shaping the trollish tone and style of the Trump campaign's digital persona during the 2016 campaign. "We do not make exceptions for political or newsworthy content, and will take action on content reported to us that violates our rules".

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