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Tech & Science "Hate" online: Reddit and Twitch attack Trump and his supporters

04:40  30 june  2020
04:40  30 june  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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Reddit , an online comment forum that is one of the internet’s most popular websites, has banned a forum that supported Donald Trump , as part of a crackdown on hate speech. The forum, called The_Donald, was banned because it encouraged violence, regularly broke other Reddit rules, and

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The two sites joined the platforms having decided to crack down on the American president, in the middle of a sling of advertisers

Un mème de Donald Trump sous les traits de Pepe la grenouille, emblème du mouvement alt-right. © DR A meme by Donald Trump in the guise of Pepe the frog, emblem of the alt-right movement. WEB - The two sites have joined the platforms that have decided to crack down on the American president, amid a sling of advertisers

The battle between the web giants and Donald Trump is intensifying. Twitch temporarily suspended the President’s account for hateful behavior, while the usually very permissive Reddit chat platform banned a President’s fan forum for violating its hate speech policies.

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Twitch and Reddit join Facebook and Twitter in banning or fact-checking the president's or his supporters ' posts. Image: Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman (L) said Donald Trump 's supporters ' page violated its policy of not promoting hate .

The twitch logo is seen in the production studio of Twitch Interactive Inc, a social video platform and gaming Chief Executive Steve Huffman said in a post that communities and users that promoted hate based on identity Trump joined Twitch , which says it has 15 million daily users, in October last year.

“Hate behavior is not allowed on Twitch. In accordance with our rules, President Trump’s channel has been temporarily suspended (…) and the offending content has been removed, ”said a spokesperson for the streaming platform - mainly video games, but who has been diversifying lately). "We have banned (the section) r / The_Donald, because this community has repeatedly hosted and supported content that violates our first rule", on the promotion of hate, for its part explained Reddit in a press release . This controversial subreddit was particularly popular with Donald Trump's most fervent supporters. This is where many controversial alt-right memes staging starring Pepe the frog , among others, were born, which were sometimes retweeted by Donald Trump community manager Dan Scavino.

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President Trump and his followers took a double hit in online media Monday: Video streaming site Twitch suspended the president's Twitch , a video game-centric streaming site, suspended the official Donald Trump channel – launched in October 2019 – for violating its rules against hate speech.

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Pressure from advertisers

In the wave of the large-scale movement against systemic racism in the United States, social networks are facing renewed pressure from advertisers to better police exchanges between users and prevent harassment, discrimination and other insulting behavior. They are particularly in the crosshairs of civil society for their perceived laxity towards the Republican tenant of the White House.

At the end of May, Donald Trump made remarks considered as incitement to violence against demonstrations of support for George Floyd, an African-American, asphyxiated by a white police officer.

Twitter has hidden this message. But Facebook’s refusal to intervene sparked outcry against the dominant network, and renewed outrage at platforms perceived to be accomplices to the talkative president’s often inflammatory remarks.

Twitch (an Amazon affiliate) deleted two specific comments from Donald Trump that violated his policies. The first date of his inaugural campaign rally, in 2015, when he had assured that the Mexican immigrants brought drugs and were "rapists". The second is of the same order and was pronounced at the recent meeting in Tulsa, for its re-election campaign.

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Twitch said that one of Trump 's 2016 campaign rallies, which was recently rebroadcast on the platform, and comments made at his recent Tulsa "While Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit and others originally positioned themselves as neutral sites that simply hosted people's posts and videos

Reddit Chief Executive Steve Huffman said in a post detailing changes to its content policies that communities and users that promoted hate based In response to the actions by Reddit and Twitch , a Trump campaign spokesman directed people to Trump 's campaign app "to hear directly from the

Trump, a user like "another"

The platform initially designed for the broadcasting of live video games, has gradually opened up to other "broadcasters" who can create their channels, from political figures to artists. When the president created his channel last year, Twitch let his team know that "like anyone else, politicians must accept our terms of use and our rules for the community." We make no exceptions for political content or in the name of public interest, "the company said.

The public interest in knowing the words of candidates and elected officials, in order to form their own opinion, is the preferred argument of Mark Zuckerberg, the boss of Facebook, to defend his more permissive approach. But on Friday, the network giant ended up giving ground, promising to better regulate hate-promoting ads and hide problematic content, even from political figures.

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