• Reddit, Twitch clamp down Trumpist forums for hate speech

    16 days ago - By Stl Today

    Reddit, an online comment forum that is one of the internet's most popular websites, on Monday banned a forum that supported President-Donald Trump as part of a crackdown on hate speech.
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  • Reddit bans r/The Donald as it updates its policies about hate speech

    Reddit bans r/The Donald as it updates its policies about hate speech

    16 days ago - By Fortune

    Reddit has banned the r/The Donald subreddit discussion forum as part of the message board company's new content policies addressing hate speech.
    The company said Monday in a blog post that it banned the popular President Donald Trump-related subreddit, along with 2,000 other subreddits, for repeated violations of its newly implemented revamped content policy. The r/The Donald community of Reddit users consistently hosted and upvoted more “rule-breaking content than average,” antagonized other Reddit communities as well as the company itself, and its moderators “have refused to meet our...
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  • Twitch Temporarily Suspends Trump For 'Hateful Conduct,' While Reddit Bans Pro-Trump Forum

    16 days ago - By Forbes

    "The Donald" subreddit, notorious for its controversial yet popular posts, had over 790,000 subscribers as of Monday morning.
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  • Reddit bans pro-Trump forum in hate-speech crackdown

    16 days ago - By Chron

    Reddit, an online comment forum that is one of the internet's most popular websites, on Monday banned a pro-Donald Trump forum as part of a crackdown on hate speech.
    The Trump forum was banned because it too often hosted content that broke Reddit's rules, including encouraging violence, and “antagonized” the company. It had previously tried to discipline the forum.
    The pro-Trump forum was banned as San Francisco-based Reddit took down a total of 2,000 of the forums, or subreddits, most of which it said were inactive or had few users.
    Social-media companies have long struggled to deal with...
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  • Trump suspended from Twitch, as Reddit bans the ‘The Donald' and additional subreddits

    16 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Two big new pieces of news today from the ongoing battle between social media and politics. Both Twitch and Reddit have made moves against political content, citing violations of terms of service.
    Twitch confirmed today that it has temporarily suspended the president's account. “Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch,” a spokesperson for the streaming giant told TechCrunch. “In line with our policies, President Trump's channel has been issued a temporary suspension from Twitch for comments made on stream, and the offending content has been removed.”
    Twitch specifically cites two...
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  • Reddit just banned r/The Donald, the largest pro-Trump subreddit, as it cracks down on hate speech and targeting

    Reddit just banned r/The Donald, the largest pro-Trump subreddit, as it cracks down on hate speech and targeting

    16 days ago - By Business Insider

    Reddit just banned the biggest pro-Trump forum on its site, saying the subreddit broke its rules against harassment and targeting.
    The subreddit, r/The Donald, was one of roughly 2,000 other communities that were banned across Reddit Monday, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman told reporters.
    The ban came the same day that Trump's Twitch channel was suspended.
    Reddit has long held a reputation as a corner of the internet with relatively little top-down moderation, but it has been increasingly cracking down on hate speech and harassment in recent years.
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  • Reddit closes long-running forum supporting President Trump after years of policy violations

    16 days ago - By Washington Post

    Moderators and participants fled the subreddit months ago over complaints that Reddit was too strict on speech.
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  • Reddit, Acting Against Hate Speech, Bans ‘The Donald' Subreddit

    16 days ago - By NY Times

    The influential pro-Trump community broke the rules on harassment and targeting, said Reddit, which also banned other groups.
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