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Twitch started as a game streaming service. As in watch other people play video games. That's still the overwhelming majority of their audience and content. It is now owned by Amazon IIRC. It is used for streaming content like FB Live or YouTube Live but has the smallest reach of those three.
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Trump used it for some rally streaming. Probably stuff said or shown on the rally that caused the ban? Somewhere I read "kung flu" had an impact.
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KUNG flu was hilarious 03-lmfao 03-lmfao
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Nobody has really posted there in a year since the whole quarantine thing started.. They created a new website...
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(06-29-2020 01:25 PM)JDTulane Wrote:  Reddit just banned r/The_Donald, the largest pro-Trump subreddit, as it cracks down on hate speech and targeting

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Quote:Reddit's biggest community for supporters of President Donald Trump is no more.

The message board site banned more than 2,000 subreddits that regularly broke its rules on harassment, hate speech, and targeting on Monday, CEO Steve Huffman announced in a post. One of those subreddits was r/The_Donald, a pro-Trump forum with more than 790,000 users.

"All communities on Reddit must abide by our content policy in good faith. We banned r/The_Donald because it has not done so, despite every opportunity," Huffman wrote. "The community has consistently hosted and upvoted more rule-breaking content than average ... and its mods have refused to meet our most basic expectations."

The subreddits were banned as part of Reddit's enforcement of a new policy on hate speech, which states that people or subreddits who "promote hate based on identity or vulnerability" will be banned. The policy also prohibits targeting "victims of a major violent event and their families."

Other banned subreddits include right-wing forums like r/CampusConservative, r/thenewright, and r/rightwinglgbt. They also included some left-wing subreddits like r/ChapoTrapHouse and r/cumtown, run by fans of two leftist podcasts of the same names, respectively. A subreddit dedicated to trans-exclusionary feminism, r/GenderCritical, was also banned.

"To be clear, views across the political spectrum are allowed on Reddit — but all communities must work within our policies and do so in good faith, without exception," Huffman wrote.

Huffman's announcement was met with celebration in some corners of Reddit, including r/AgainstHateSubreddits, a community that has previously pressured moderators to take action against hate speech. Meanwhile, other subreddits were inundated with threads griping about the bans. Some braced for more bans to come as Reddit enforces the policy — as one commenter in r/conspiracy wrote, "They will come for this place eventually."

Reddit is the latest social media site to take a stand in recent weeks against speech by President Donald Trump and his supporters that violate their policies. Twitter applied warning labels to several of Trump's tweets for the first time ever this month, while Facebook blocked a Trump ad that included a Nazi symbol.

Reddit was previously seen as a less-moderated forum than other social media sites, but rolled out anti-harassment policies in 2015 and has started taking coordinated action to remove subreddits that encourage illegal activity in recent years.


I'm not down with censoring either side of the aisle and preferred the_donald to be left open/alone. I thought the required admin approved subscription to read it was a good compromise (since they select their own mods). That said, the_donald was a cess pool for misinformation, doxxing, and regularly had threads of racist/xenophobic/homophobic nature. But you know what stopped me from being bothered by it? I didn't visit the site.

Very moot at this point:


Quote:The Chicoms have finally brought their torches to our old home. The_Donald has been banned on Reddit.

As usual with Reddit, they're a day late and a dollar short.

We knew years ago that Reddit would pull some election fuckery and get rid of us before the 2020 election. We knew how important this community is in spreading our ideas, our memes, and our news. We refused to let a company run by Winnie The Pooh have any impact on our message.

They censored us, the suppressed us, they silenced us. We beat them.

With nothing but raw talent, and a patriotic drive to preserve our country, we escaped Silicon Valley censorship and created a new home out of nothing. No donors, no outside influences, just us and our message.

And you came.

Many doubted that there was a place on the internet for us, that we could maintain this community without being associated with a big website. We knew they were wrong, because we know that this is the greatest community that has ever existed! We are more active, more popular, and more powerful than we ever were on that other shithole site.

TheDonald.win is already on its way to breaking top 1,000 websites in the country, assuming we don't crack that with today's news. Millions of comments, posts, and a constant stream of new users ensure that top 1k is only the beginning. We're the new kids on the block, and already kicking ass!

Our movement will only grow with the addition of new communities. We've risen above just a political movement. We, together, will restore the internet to the days before mass-censorship and 1984 wrongthink rules.

The only thing that Reddit proved today is that they're afraid, and the only thing they accomplished is further amplifying our message.

Shitpost on, brothers and sisters. We're winning this war.

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The Donald left reddit back in February. No one had been posting on it these past months. Instead a new home was created and left behind the BS of reddit.

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