We reported earlier on the surprising Twitter restriction of Sidney Powell, the attorney for General Michael Flynn.
But that wasn’t the only media move around President Donald Trump or his supporters today. Can we say what a coincidence it is that all this is coming and affected some big influencers as we come down to the election? I’m sure none of this is related at all.
Twitch temporarily suspended the president’s account for posting a video of part of his Tulsa rally
Now you may not even have known he had an account there if you don’t spend time on Twitch.
But what they took him out for is so stupid, it just shows how far this effort to control/dictate speech has come.
Twitch allegedly flagged Trump for using the word “hombre” apparently claiming that was racist/negative. Trump used the word in the context of talking about the riots in Minneapolis and what would happen if there were no longer police.
“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.”
How is that racist in the slightest? Are people simply no longer allowed to use that word? Just one more forbidden word struck off the list?
Twitch said once the “offending” stream was removed the account would be restored.
Perhaps a bigger hit was the complete removal by Reddit of the subreddit community dedicated to Trump supporters, r/The Donald, which has discussions and memes in support of President Trump and had almost 800,000 members. It was one of the most popular and active subreddits they had. The subreddit was not formally connected to Trump or the Trump campaign but it’s one of the most active platforms supporting him. Reddit said that the subreddit regularly violated the rules and the moderators didn’t do enough to control it. They also banned about 2000 other communities, most inactive, and a couple of left-leaning ones.
From The Verge:
The policy update comes three weeks after Black Lives Matter protests led several popular Reddit forums to go dark temporarily in protest of what they called the company’s lax policies around hosting and promoting racist content. It marks a major reversal for a company whose commitment to free expression has historically been so strong that it once allowed users to distribute stolen nude photos freely on the site.
“I have to admit that I’ve struggled with balancing my values as an American, and around free speech and free expression, with my values and the company’s values around common human decency,” Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said in a call with reporters.