On all platforms that have banned or banned Trump


Platforms are increasingly removing Donald Trump’s accounts or accounts associated with pro-Trump violence and conspiracies, such as QAnon and #StoptheSteal.

Here is an ongoing list:

Reddit:

  • what: A spokesman for Axios on Reddit on Friday confirmed that the subredit group “R / DonaldTrump” had been banned.
  • Comment: “Reddit’s site-wide policies prohibit content that promotes hatred for, or encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for violence against people or groups of individuals. According to this, we are constantly reaching out to arbitrators to remind them of our policies and to provide support or resources as needed, ”a spokesperson told Axios.
  • Context: There is no official group or page hosted by the president, it is one of the largest political communities in the company dedicated to the support of President Trump.

Twitch:

  • what: Twitch cites the move as a “necessary step” to protect his community, neutralizing Trump’s channel and “preventing Twitch from being used to incite further violence.”
  • Comment: “In light of yesterday’s shocking attack on the Capitol, we have disabled President Trump’s Twitch Channel. A spokesperson told Axios that given the current extraordinary circumstances and the president’s rhetoric, we believe this is a necessary step to protect our community and prevent Twitch from inciting further violence.
  • Context: Twitch was one of the first platforms in June to temporarily ban Trump’s channel for hateful content in opposition to Black Lives Matter over the summer.

Shopify:

  • what: Shopify took down two online stores associated with Trump – his organization and his campaign’s trading sites – for violating his policies on supporting violence.
  • Comment: “Shopify does not tolerate actions that invite violence. Based on recent events, we have determined that actions by President Donald J. Trump violate our Acceptable Use Policy, which promotes organizations, platforms or people Prohibits giving or supporting those who threaten or endorse violence. There is a reason ahead. As a result, we have eliminated stores associated with President Trump. “- A spokesperson told The Financial Times.
  • Context: Shopify had actually gone the farthest in de-platforming Trump until Friday, as its stores were permanently removed, not temporarily disabled.

Twitter:

  • what: Twitter announced on Friday that the platform would be permanently banned President Trump’s account effective immediately.
  • Comment: “Following close review of recent tweets from @realDonaldTrump “The context of him and his surroundings has led to permanent suspension of violence due to the risk of further incitement,” Twitter said in a statement.
  • Context: This is Twitter’s strongest action against the president’s account and comes in response to the “risk of violence escalating” according to the social media company.

Google:

  • what: Google has pulled the social media app Parler for conservatives and far-right extremists.
  • Comment: A Google spokesperson said, “To protect user safety on Google Play, our long-term policies require that apps displaying user-generated content have moderation policies and enforcement that allow serious content such as posts that incite violence Remove. “
  • Context: Google’s move immediately suspends Parler, going beyond Apple’s earlier decision to remove the app until it submits to a content moderation plan.

YouTube:

  • what: YouTube is accelerating enforcement of electoral misinformation and voter fraud claims against Trump and other channels.
  • Comment: “Due to the extraordinary events that happened yesterday, and given that the election results have been substantiated, any channel posting new videos with these false claims in violation of our policies will now receive a strike, a fine that will temporarily Prohibits uploading or live-streaming from YouTube. Alex Joseph, a YouTube spokesman, told Axios that the channel that received three strikes in a 90-day period would be permanently removed from YouTube.
  • Context: YouTube is generally slow to process bad content and accounts. Its response, while sharp, was somewhat benign compared to deleting or disabling Trump’s account. YouTube posted a video posted on Wednesday that removed Trump who addressed the capitol violence without outright condemnation.

Facebook:

  • what: Facebook banned Donald Trump from posting on his Facebook account for at least the next two weeks until the transition of power to President-Elect Joe Biden was completed.
  • Comment: “We believe that President Mark Zuckerberg said in a post on Thursday, that the risks of allowing the president to use our service during this period are very high.
  • Context: On Wednesday, Facebook removed the video Trump posted on Wednesday, addressing the violence without condemning it completely before taking major action against Trump on Thursday.

Instagram:

  • what: Instagram banned Donald Trump from posting on his Facebook accounts for at least the next two weeks, until the transition of power to President-Elect Joe Biden was completed.
  • Comment: ““We believe the risks of allowing the president to use our service during this period are very high,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post on Thursday.
  • Context: On Wednesday, Instagram’s parents Facebook removed the video posted addressing the violence without fully condemning it before taking major action against Trump on Thursday.

Snapchat:

  • what: A spokesman said Snapchat on Wednesday deactivated Trump’s Snapchat account because it believes the account promotes and spreads hatred and incites violence.
  • Comment: “We can confirm that earlier today we closed President Trump’s Snapchat account,” Snap spokesman Rachel Rechuson told Axios.
  • Context: Snapchat was one of the first major social platforms to take serious action on Trump’s account for threats to democracy in June after the company said it had stopped promoting its account in its “Discover” section, which included professional content And other prominent people.

TIC Toc:

  • what: TikTok is removing content violations in its Community Guidelines and hashtags like #stormthecapitol and #patriotparty.
  • Comment: A spokesperson for Tiktok said, “Hate behavior and violence has no place on Tiktok. Content or accounts that attempt to violate our community guidelines, incite violence, glorify or promote, and remove Will go. “
  • Context: Other hashtags such as #stopthesteal and #QAnon have been redirected since last year.

Apple:

  • what: Apple on Friday threatened to remove the right-wing-friendly social media app Parler from its App Store if Parler did not plan to moderate its content.
  • Comment: “We have received numerous complaints about objectionable content in your parlor service, alleging that the parlor app was used on January 6, 2021 to plan, coordinate and facilitate illegal activities in Washington DC. Caused (among other things) loss of life, multiple injuries, and destruction of property, “Apple wrote to the parlor in an email obtained by Buzzfeed News.” The app still plans and facilitates illegal and dangerous activities Continues to be used to do. “
  • Context: Apple is increasing its power to make Parler try to moderate its content.

Discord:

  • what: Discord says it has banned Donald’s server, per journalist Casey Newton.
  • Comment: “While there is no evidence the server was used to organize the January 6 riots, Discord linked it to an online forum used to incite violence and plan armed rebellion in the United States Decided to ban the entire server today. Per Mother Jones’ Ali Breland.
  • Context: The discard account was linked to Trump supporter social networks TheDonald.Win and r / -Donald Saberdit which was banned on Friday.

Pinterest:

  • what: A spokesman said that Pinterest has been limiting hashtags related to pro-Trump topics like #StopTheSteal since the November election.
  • Comment: A Pinterest spokesperson said, “Pinterest is no place for threats, promotion of violence or hateful content.” “Our team continues to monitor and remove harmful material, including misinformation and conspiracies that incite violence.”
  • Context: Trump does not have a Pinterest account, and the platform has tried to stay away from political content, but Pinterest has not been able to remove it entirely.

Bottom-line: Trump is quickly losing access to all platforms where he was once able to spread his message freely, but groups of his supporters will still be able to gather online.

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