Twitch Suspends Donald Trump For Hateful Conduct

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Twitch Suspends Donald Trump For Hateful Conduct
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Today, Twitch temporarily suspended the official channel of Donald Trump, the President of the United States, for hateful conduct.

Trump’s account is generally used for online broadcasts of rallies and other events, not Trump’s nascent career as a racist Valorant player. After Twitter accounts that monitor Twitch reported that his channel had been suspended, Twitch issued a statement to Kotaku.

“Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch,” a Twitch spokesperson said in an email. “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.”

The representative cited two specific instances of hateful conduct: an infamous line in which he called Mexican immigrants “rapists” from a 2016 campaign rally that was recently re-broadcast on the channel and a comment from his recent Tulsa rally in which he accused a hypothetical “very tough hombre” of “breaking into the window of a young woman whose husband is away” to illustrate a larger point about what would happen if people couldn’t call 911.

The representative went on to say that Twitch informed Trump’s team that the President is not above the terms of service when the channel launched last year.

“Like anyone else, politicians on Twitch must adhere to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines,” the Twitch representative told Kotaku. “We do not make exceptions for political or newsworthy content, and will take action on content reported to us that violates our rules.”

Today, Reddit also banned the notorious “The Donald” subreddit as part of an overhaul of its hate speech and harassment policies.

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        • He’ll chuck a tantie and rush through deregulation of social media somehow. Who knows. Maybe he’ll even buy Twitter.

          Imagine that.. Trumptter!

          • I’m sure Trump would love to regulate them. In fact, he’s said as much several times. Sadly, Trump is completely incapable of legislating anything.

            In terms of buying Twitter, what we do know is that even if we accepted Trump’s claims of vast weath at face value it still wouldn’t be enough to buy Twitter, which has a market cap of over US$22B dollars.

        • Oh c’mon, we both know none of them are motivated enough to do that. They scream loud, they bash their pots and pans and whatnot as much as they can, but at the end of the day, they’re not going to organise to do that.

  • Great news, but sadly like everything he will find some way of making it into a grand conspiracy, than look inside and think how he could be a more functional adult. HAH.

      • Well, he is a snake oil salesmen, just willing to say whatever he thinks his ‘fan base’ wants to match their preconceived notions and harping on their fears. He himself doesnt believe in anything nor can he admit an error, two very concerning character traits in anyone.

      • You’re not wrong. By most, not all, but most, objective standards he’s pretty fucking horrible.

      • Really? I honestly thought you were better than that dude. If he was just “bad” most folks could deal with his bullshit. Bad politicians are not exactly new. But bad, batshit insane, comically devoid of morals, remorse or empathy? Not to mention a traitor to his country? If he wasnt so fucking stupidly dangerous and dangerously stupid, he’d beon par with Dr Evil but with far less charm or wit.

        • I don’t like him either.

          But you people are boring. You’ve cried wolf so many times it’s no longer interesting.

          Trump is a result of the democrats spending too long with their heads up their own rectum. And given that their current candidate is a senile (Alleged) rapist

          Hearing about trump is boring because the democrats seemingly don’t want to do anything to solve the reasons why people voted for him in the first place.

          Handy hint, Calling his voters racists isn’t a good way to get them to switch sides.

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