Reddit Finally Bans Hate Speech and Trump Community /r/The_Donald, Twitch Suspends President Trump for ‘Hateful’ Comments

By Christine Zosche 

Reddit explicitly banned hate speech Monday, the culmination of a yearslong debate over the limits of acceptable speech on the self-proclaimed “front page of the internet.” (Adweek)

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman announced in a post that the r/The_Donald forum, which boasted more than 790,000 subscribers as of earlier Monday, has been shuttered for frequent rule-breaking, antagonizing the company and other communities, and for failing to “meet our most basic expectations.” (Politico)

Reddit said it was also banning roughly 2,000 other communities from across the political spectrum, including one devoted to the leftist podcasting group “Chapo Trap House,” which has about 160,000 regular users. The vast majority of the forums that are being banned are inactive. (NYT)

Also Monday, Amazon-owned Twitch temporarily suspended President Trump’s account for “hateful” comments made in two separate events. (Adweek)

The first was a recent rebroadcast of Trump’s 2015 campaign kickoff speech, during which he suggested Mexican immigrants were criminals and rapists. The other offending stream was from Trump’s June 20 campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., when he spoke of a “very tough hombre” breaking into the home of a “young woman whose husband is away.” (HuffPost)

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