Also on Monday, live-streaming site Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, temporarily banned Trump's account for violating its hateful conduct rules.
The company said that Trump violated its rules against hate by rebroadcasting his 2016 campaign launch rally, in which he smeared Mexican immigrants to the United States as "rapists" and criminals. "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", according to a statement from Twitch. "We do not make exceptions for political or newsworthy content, and will take action on content reported to us that violates our rules".
The labels and fact-checks, meanwhile, prompted Trump to call for Congress to rescind the legal protections that social networks receive as internet platforms. As of today, Twitch has suspended Trump's channel and Reddit has shut down the pro-Trump Subreddit known as The_Donald.
Trump's Twitch channel was originally thought to be permanently banned, but Slasher confirmed that it was simply a temporary suspension.
Subreddits r/The_Donald and r/ChapoTrapHouse ran afoul of the sites new content polices. Reddit CEO Steve Huffman on Monday said the site's new rules go against the spirit of the First Amendment, but they were necessary to implement for Reddit's overall wellbeing.
Reddit's new content policy specifically bans promoting hate based on identity or vulnerability, and calls for posts to be personal and authentic to prevent spam.
Reddit has banned roughly 2,000 more communities for similar reasons, including socialist podcasters Chapo Trap House. At one point, the group had almost 800,000 active users.
"Reddit is a place for community and belonging, not for attacking people".
The website had "quarantined" The_Donald in 2019, making it invisible in searches, because of previous violations. "We banned r/The_Donald because it has not done so, despite every opportunity", Huffman writes in a post that says the subreddit broke three specific Reddit rules. One was at a recent rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Trump mentioned "a very tough hombre" breaking into someone's home. Twitter slapped his tweets with warnings, and last weekend Facebook finally said they would start labeling posts from politicians that incite violence or attempt to suppress voting (two of Trump's favorite topics).
At the time, Mr Huffman said Reddit would strengthen its content policy.