Twitch Just Temporarily Banned Donald Trump Over “Hateful Conduct”

I'm sure he'll take this well.


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Social media sites have been clamping down on Donald Trump and the president’s supporters over hateful conduct. Over at Reddit, the behemoth site just banned the most significant community dedicated to Trump, citing hate speech and harassment. Twitter has labeled a couple of Trump’s tweets over mistruths about the election, and in another, for promoting violence. Advertisers are fleeing from Facebook over its refusal to monitor misinformation, including its lax approach to problematic posts by President Trump.

Now the streaming service Twitch has just temporarily banned the president, citing “hateful conduct” and the offending content was removed.

One of the streams in question was a rebroadcast of President Donald Trump’s infamous kickoff rally, where he said that Mexico was sending rapists to the United States, according to The Verge. In addition,  Twitch also flagged racist comments at Trump’s recent rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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If you go to the president’s account, this is what you’ll see:

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Like anyone else, politicians on Twitch must adhere to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. 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 told the outlet.

Twitch vowed last week that it would crack down on harassment within the community following reports of assault and harassment from streamers, The Verge reports.

Twitch, in part, writes in its guidelines that it “is a space for people to create, join, and participate in communities that share their interests. We want everyone to be able to express themselves on Twitch, but it’s important that we do so in ways that allow everyone to flourish. This means preventing, protecting users from, and moderating hateful behavior and harassment.”

The Trump campaign launched its Twitch page in October to use the service for broadcasting rallies and campaign events.

If only Facebook would do the same! And honestly, Twitter should have suspended Trump’s account a long time ago. It’s remarkable that we even have to discuss sites labeling a sitting president’s behavior as promoting violence, but it’s 2020, and Donald J. Trump is in the White House. There is no bottom to Trump’s behavior.

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