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Twitch Has Suspended President Trump's Account

Twitch Has Suspended President Trump's Account

Amazon's video streaming service Twitch has suspended Donald Trump's campaign account, with bosses at the platform saying his content violated their policies.

In a statement to CNN, Twitch said that it doesn't allow 'hateful conduct'.

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Twitch spokesperson Brielle Villablanca said: "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."

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According to the platform, the content that violated its hate policies included a video of a campaign rally from 2016. The video shows him calling Mexican people rapists and criminals.

Another video that violated Twitch's rules was of a video from Trump's recent rally in Tulsa. He spoke about an imaginary situation where a 'very tough hombre' broke into a young woman's house

The move comes after Reddit also shut down a pro-Trump page called r/The_Donald, and another called r/ChapoTrapHouse.

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Both were run by supporters of the president, but in line with its new content policy Reddit has said communities and users that promote hate based on 'identity or vulnerability' will be banned.

CEO Steve Huffman said in a post on the site: "All communities on Reddit must abide by our content policy in good faith.

"We banned r/The_Donald because it has not done so, despite every opportunity.

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"Ultimately, it's our responsibility to support our communities by taking stronger action against those who try to weaponise parts of Reddit against other people."

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The Trump campaign used Reddit in the 2016 election, with Trump even taking part in an AMA session in the lead up to the election.

Other social media platforms have also taken action against Trump, with Twitter adding an unprecedented warning to one of his tweets.

Writing on Twitter about the George Floyd Minneapolis riots, the president posted what appeared to be a threat to those protesting.

He wrote: "When the looting starts, the shooting starts."

A message was added to the post saying that it 'violates Twitter rules about glorifying violence', though as it is in the public interest it will remain accessible.

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The tweet was also hidden on news feeds and can only be viewed directly.

Trump wrote: "These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won't let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!"

Speaking to LADbible, Tim Murtaugh, Director of Communications for the Trump campaign, said: "To hear directly from the President, people should download the Trump app and text 'Trump' to 88022."

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Topics: US News, Donald Trump

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. After a few years working on festivals and events, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]