Reddit bans largest pro-Trump subreddit amid hate speech crackdown

Reddit bans largest pro-Trump subreddit amid hate speech crackdown

Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco 29/06/2020

Twitch suspends president’s channel, leaving Facebook increasingly alone in its hands-off approach

Reddit and Twitch became the latest social media companies to ban or suspend pro-Donald Trump accounts over hate speech on Monday, further isolating Facebook in its reluctance to enforce content rules against the US president’s hateful and violent rhetoric.

Reddit banned its largest pro-Trump message board (known as a subreddit), r/The_Donald, saying that it had “consistently hosted and upvoted more rule-breaking content than average” while refusing to cooperate with the company’s efforts to bring it into compliance.

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