Twitch has suspended President Donald Trump's official Twitch channel citing a violation of Twitch's community guidelines against hateful conduct. "Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch", a company spokesperson said in a statement.
Twitch would not divulge just how long the Trump account would be suspended for, but typically the company's temporary suspensions from one to 30 days. When he's not handing out beatdowns in the latest fighting games, exploring video game history, or playing through RPGs with his partner, he's searching for new food and drinks in the constant pursuit of good times with good people inside and outside the South Texas area. The reason for Donald Trump's ban seems to have been "hateful conduct", with Twitch reportedly pointing to two specific instances. One of Trump's first videos on Twitch attracted over 50,000 viewers. The president suggested that defunding the police will lead to Hispanic men breaking into the homes of women who are home alone and attacking them. So if we have speech on Reddit that's preventing people from using Reddit the way that we intend it to be used, or that prevents us from achieving our mission, then it's actually a very easy decision'.
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 a year ago.
A rebroadcast of Trump's 2015 campaign launch - when he famously criticized people crossing the Mexican border to illegally enter the United States - and comments Trump made at his recent Tulsa rally were flagged by Twitch.
Both were run by supporters of the president, but in line with its new content policy Reddit has said communities and users that promote hate based on "identity or vulnerability" will be banned.
'The community has consistently hosted and upvoted more rule-breaking content than average (Rule 1), antagonized us and other communities (Rules 2 and 8), and its mods have refused to meet our most basic expectations, ' Huffman said.
The President Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
"We banned r/The_Donald because it has not done so, despite every opportunity". After Trump posted that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts", a thinly veiled threat to order the National Guard to shoot protesters, Twitter and Facebook took divergent stances on the acceptability of the president's speech.