Reddit bans pro-Trump forum r/The_Donald in content crackdown

29 Juin, 2020, 22:49 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday

Reddit said Monday that it had shut down a forum for supporters of President Donald Trump, as it announced an overhaul of its content policies.

Reddit also banned multiple other accounts for violating their policies, though some have accused the company of using a mass ban to cover up a bias against the Trump community. And the live-streaming platform Twitch has temporarily banned Trump over "hateful conduct".

'Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch.

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

Reddit past year "quarantined" the pro-Trump forum for promoting violence and on Monday removed it.

"Ultimately, it's our responsibility to support our communities by taking stronger action against those who try to weaponize parts of Reddit against other people", Chief Executive Officer Steve Huffman said.

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Reddit has over 430 million average active monthly users, more than 130,000 active communities and is the fifth most-visited site in the United States, according to the company.

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.

"All communities on Reddit must abide by our content policy in good faith", Reddit said.

Reddit clarified that it allows views across the political spectrum on Reddit, but said "all communities must work within our policies and do so in good faith, without exception".

Social-media companies have long struggled to deal with hate speech on their platforms.

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