President Trump has been banned from his twitch account for his recent hate speech
Twitch, a streaming platform owned by Jeff Bezos, has temporarily prohibited President Trump’s account for his “hateful conduct” stemming from footage of the president’s speeches. The company highlighted that “Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch.” Trump’s has been issued with a temporary ban from the Twitch app for his comments are offending and was removed entirely.
There was also a rebroadcast of Trump’s 2015 campaign launch where he criticized people crossing the Mexican border to enter the United States illegally that made his recent Tulsa rally flagged by Twitch. Tim Murtaugh, Trump’s re-election campaign director, commented, “To hear directly from the President, people should download the Trump app and text ‘Trump’ to 88022.”
Twitch told the Fox News that they had warned the Trump campaign in 2019 when they joined the platform that they need them to adhere to the platform’s terms of service and guidelines.
The platform’s community guidelines and hateful conduct rules are: “Hateful conduct is any content or activity that promotes, encourages, or facilitates discrimination, denigration, objectification, harassment, or violence based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex,
gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or serious medical condition or veteran status, and is prohibited. Any hateful conduct is considered a zero-tolerance violation.”
Twitch provided shreds of evidence on Trump’s unsolicited comments:
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people. But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting. And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They’re sending us not the right people,” Trump once said in a clip during on his rebroadcast on Twitch.
“Hey, it’s 1:00 o’clock in the morning and a very tough, I’ve used the word on occasion, hombre, 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. And you call 911 and they say, ‘I’m sorry, this number’s no longer working.’ By the way, you have many cases like that, many, many, many. Whether it’s a young woman, an old woman, a young man or an old man and you’re sleeping.” Excerpt from Trump’s recent Tulsa rally which was also streamed on Twitch.
The free Amazon-owned service, where users can live stream freely, play video games, and while other users watch, logged more than 9 billion hours watched last year. Trump’s campaign created an account last year to use it as their platform for stream rallies and other events.Twitch was bought by Amazon for $1 billion last 2014. And Bezos also owns the Washington Post now, which Trump criticizes regularly.
Aside from Twitch, Reddit has also banned the account, namely r/The_Donald along with almost 2,000 other online communities Monday after updating its content policy to crack down further on hate speech. In a blog post explaining the Reddit’s recent rules, CEO Steve Huffman said users of the r/The_Donald subreddit had violated the site’s policies for many years.