U.S. President Donald Trump has a new accusation regarding his social media posts. This time, his Twitch account has been banned because of “hateful conduct” featured in his speeches, Fox News reported.
“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,” a spokesperson from Twitch spoke with the media.
Twitch is a streaming platform owned by Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive officer.
Among the posts flagged on Trump’s account was the rebroadcast of his 2015 campaign launch. It can be remembered that the president then, campaigning for the term, vehemently criticized people crossing the Mexican border, tagging them to be illegally entering the United States.
His recent remarks during the Tulsa rally were also banned.
The re-election campaign of Trump issued a statement through communications campaign director Tim Murtaugh. He said, “To hear directly from the President, people should download the Trump app and text ‘Trump’ to 88022.”
According to representatives from Twitch, the company issued a warning against the campaign in 2019, the starting point of his membership in the platform. He has been informed to adhere to the platform’s terms and guidelines.
Part of these guidelines included clauses on hateful conduct. It 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. Any hateful conduct is considered a zero-tolerance violation.”
Twitch provided these samples of controversial statements published or rebroadcast on the platform.
“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. But I speak to border guards, and they tell us what we’re getting. And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They’re sending us not the right people.”
This statement, on the other hand, was from the Tulsa rally held on June 20. The president 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.’ By the way, you have many cases like that, many, many, many. Whether it’s a young woman, an old woman, a young man or an old man, and you’re sleeping.”
These are labeled on Twitch showcasing “hateful conduct” from Trump.