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.
The subreddit and its more than 750,000 subscribers had played a major role in shaping the trollish tone and style of the Trump campaign’s digital persona during the 2016 campaign. The Trump aides Brad Parscale and Dan Scavino were reportedly frequent visitors, and memes or videos from the board on occasion found their way to Trump’s Twitter feed.
Content retrieved from: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jun/29/reddit-the-donald-twitch-social-media-hate-speech.