Another social media platform is taking action against President Donald Trump’s account after the president made comments that violated its community guidelines.
Video streaming service Twitch has temporarily suspended Trump’s account after the streaming service said the account violated its policies.
A spokesperson for Twitch confirmed to Fox News that it had temporarily suspended Trump’s account, “Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch. 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.”
Twitch said it flagged some of Trump’s comments from his recent rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a video from his 2015 campaign launch for violating its policies.
Specifically, Twitch said provided an example of Trump’s comments from those videos that it said violated its policies.
One example came from Trump’s Tulsa rally when he blasted the new push to defund police departments.
In the video, Trump said, “Hey, it’s 1:00 o’clock in the morning and a very tough, I’ve used the word on occasion, hombre, a very tough hombre is breaking into the window of a young woman whose husband is away as a traveling salesman or whatever he may do. And you call 911 and they say, ‘I’m sorry, this number’s no longer working.’”
Another example came from his 2015 campaign launch when he said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Twitch’s hateful conduct policy reads:
“Hateful conduct is any content or activity that promotes, encourages, or facilitates discrimination, denigration, objectification, harassment, or violence based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or serious medical condition or veteran status, and is prohibited.”
Twitch’s decision to suspend Trump’s account comes as Twitter has added several advisories to Trump’s tweets, as IJR reported.
After Trump warned that if protesters tried to set up an “autonomous zone” in Washington, D.C., they would “be met with serious force,” Twitter applied an advisory to the tweet.
It read, “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about abusive behavior. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.”
The platform explained its reasoning for the advisory, “We’ve placed a public interest notice on this Tweet for violating our policy against abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group.”
We’ve placed a public interest notice on this Tweet for violating our policy against abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group.https://t.co/AcmW6O6d4t— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) June 23, 2020
Twitter has previously fact-checked Trump’s tweets about mail-in voting, as IJR reported.
The moves by Twitter and Twitch comes as Trump has voiced outrage over alleged censorship of conservatives by social media platforms. He also vowed to “strongly regulate” the companies if they censor conservatives.
Last month, Trump signed an executive order aimed at limiting legal protections for social media platforms, as IJR reported.
As protests against racism spread around the country, several companies have announced they will cease advertising on social media platforms until they crackdown on misinformation and hate speech.