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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”

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.

'Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch.

"We do not make exceptions for political or newsworthy content, and will take action on content reported to us that violates our rules".

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Trump forum was banned because it too often hosted content that broke Reddit's rules, including encouraging violence, and "antagonized" the company.

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The website also introduced two new rules: first, that communities and users who promote hate based on "identity or vulnerability" will be banned. "Reddit's ban [of] a bunch of mostly irrelevant subreddits (apart from ChapoTrapHouse) is just cover to ban r/The_Donald, which was the largest pro-MAGA community on the Internet", tweeted YouTuber and Human Events Managing Editor Ian Miles Cheong.

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

"Until now, we've worked in good faith to help them preserve the community as a space for its users-through warnings, mod changes, quarantining, and more", Huffman said, adding that views "across the political spectrum" are permitted as long as people work within the platform's policies in good faith.

The move comes with online platforms facing pressure to crack down on hateful content, including from the president, amid a broad movement to address racial equity in the wake of police killings of African-Americans.



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