Updated: Twitch suspends Donald Trump over ‘hateful’ content

Update 15/07: Donald Trump’s Twitch account has been unsuspended, two weeks after the original ban came into place.

On 29th June, Twitch temporarily suspended Donald Trump’s account on the platform for violating ‘hateful conduct’ rules.

The streaming service cited multiple examples of offending content from Trump’s campaigns, one from a rally in 2015 and the other, more recent, at the campaign event in Oklahoma on June 20th. Twitch says that the “offending content has been removed” and that “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’s policies in relation to hateful conduct and harassment say that “hateful conduct is a zero-tolerance violation” and “we will take action on all accounts associated with such conduct with a range of enforcement actions, including and up to indefinite suspension”.

It’s not known how long the suspension for Donald Trump will last.

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