Twitch Suspends President Trump's Account, Reddit Bans The_Donald

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Tulsa Okla. Saturday

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Tulsa Okla. Saturday

US President Donald Trump's Twitch account has reportedly been suspended for 'hateful conduct.' It appears to be a temporary ban for now. The other was from a 2015 campaign rally that was recently reposted on Twitch, in which Trump said Mexico sends people to the USA that are rapists and bring drugs to the country.

Twitch, the gaming platform owned by Amazon, said Trump's channel was suspended over rules violations and that the offending content was removed.

One of the streams identified by the spokeswoman was a rebroadcast of a 2016 Trump rally in which the president said Mexico was sending rapists to the United States. "We do not make exceptions for political or newsworthy content, and will take action on content reported to us that violates our rules".

Social media sites haven't just taken action against the president, but also toward some of his supporters as well.

Reddit has also taken action against the USA president, banning two subreddits run by Trump supporters.

The spokesperson also said that Twitch issued a statement to the President's team when the channel went live a year ago, warning that content violations would not be tolerated.

"All communities on Reddit must abide by our content policy in good faith", Reddit said. After many warnings that the racist and generally bad content on the forum violated Reddit's rules, the subreddit has been permanently shut down.

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Reddit said they were banned for violating several rules aimed at preventing attacks on marginalized groups or vulnerable communities, as well as vote manipulation and interfering with Reddit's operations.

"...a very tough hombre is breaking into the window of a young woman whose husband is away as a traveling salesman or whatever he may do", Trump said during the rally earlier this month.

The longtime pro-Trump subreddit used by "has consistently hosted and upvoted more rule-breaking content than average, antagonized us and other communities, and its (moderators) have refused to meet our most basic expectations", Reddit added.

Reddit has banned thousands of communities after a significant change to its policies around hate speech.

In addition to r/The_Donald, Reddit has also banned a left-wing subreddit named after a podcast called r/ChapTrapHouse.

But while Twitter slapped a label on Trump's "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" tweet, Facebook has not yet done anything with the same post on its site.

At the time, Mr Huffman said Reddit would strengthen its content policy.

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