The platform is quickly deleting Donald Trump’s accounts or accounts related to pro-Trump violence and conspiracy, such as QAnon and #StoptheSteal.
This is a running list:
- what: A spokesperson confirmed to Axios on Friday that Reddit banned the subreddit group “r/DonaldTrump”.
- comment:Reddit’s entire website policy prohibits content that incites hatred, encourages, glorifies, incites or calls for violence against people or individuals. Therefore, we have been proactively contacting hosts to remind them of our policies and provide support or resources as needed. “A spokesperson told Axios.
- content: Although not an official group or page hosted by the president, it is one of the company̵
- what: Twitch banned Trump’s channel, calling the move a “necessary step” to protect his community and “prevent Twitch from being used to incite further violence.”
- comment: “In view of the shocking attack on the Capitol yesterday, we have disabled President Trump’s Twitch channel. Given the current special circumstances and the President’s inflammatory remarks, we believe this is to protect our community and prevent Twitch from being used. Necessary steps to incite further violence,” a spokesperson told Axios.
- content: Twitch was one of the first channels in June to temporarily ban Trump from posting hateful content during the summer protests surrounding the “black life issue”.
- what: Shopify’s cancellation of two online stores related to Trump-merchandise sites for his organization and campaign-violated its policy of pro-violence.
- comment: “Shopify does not tolerate incitement to violence. Based on recent incidents, we determined that President Donald J. Trump’s actions violated our acceptable use policy, which prohibits the promotion or support of organizations that threaten or condone violence. The result of the platform or person is that we terminated the store related to President Trump.”-A spokesperson told the Financial Times.
- content: Shopify went the furthest in actually removing Trump from platforming until Friday, as his store was permanently deleted instead of temporarily disabled.
- what: Twitter announced on Friday that the platform will immediately and permanently ban President Trump’s account.
- comment:After carefully reviewing the latest Tweet in the @realDonaldTrump account and the surrounding situation, we have permanently disabled the account due to the risk of further inciting violence. “Twitter said in a statement.
- content: According to the social media company, this is the most powerful action ever taken by Twitter on the president’s account and a response to the “risk of further incitement to violence.”
- what: Google has cancelled the social media application Parler, which targeted conservatives and far-right extremists.
- comment: A Google spokesperson said: “In order to protect the safety of users on Google Play, our long-term policy requires applications that display user-generated content to have appropriate policies and enforcement to remove offensive content, such as posts that incite violence. .”
- content: Google’s move immediately suspended Parler, a step further than Apple’s previous decision to delete the application, unless it submitted a content review plan.
- what: YouTube is accelerating the execution of allegations of election misinformation and voter fraud against Trump and other channels.
- comment: “Due to the special incident that happened yesterday, and in view of the fact that the election results have been verified, any channel that publishes new videos with these false claims that violates our policies will now be punished by a strike. This is a temporary restriction of uploading or live broadcasting in the same 90 Channels that received three strikes within a day will be permanently deleted from YouTube.” YouTube spokesperson Alex Joseph told Axios.
- content: YouTube is generally slow to act on bad content and accounts. Compared with competitors deleting or banning Trump accounts, its response is swift, but to a certain extent benign. YouTube did delete the video about the violence in the Capitol that Trump posted on Wednesday, but did not fully condemn the video.
- what: Facebook is completely banned from posting on his Facebook account for at least the next two weeks until the power transition with President-elect Biden is completely prohibited.
- comment:We believe that the risk of allowing the President to continue to use our services during this period is too great. “CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg) said in a post on Thursday.
- content: On Wednesday, Facebook did delete the video about violence that Trump posted on Wednesday, but did not fully condemn the video, and then took greater action against Trump on Thursday.
- what: Instagram is completely banned from posting on his Facebook account for at least the next two weeks until the power transition with President-elect Biden is completely prohibited.
- comment:We believe that the risk of allowing the president to continue to use our services during this period is too great. “Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg) said in a post on Thursday.
- content: On Wednesday, Instagram’s parents Facebook did delete Trump’s violent video, but did not fully condemn the video, and then took greater action against Trump on Thursday.
- what: A spokesperson said that Snapchat disabled Trump’s Snapchat account on Wednesday because it believed that the account would promote and spread hatred and incite violence.
- comment: Snap spokesperson Rachel Racusen told Axios: “We can confirm that we locked President Trump’s Snapchat account earlier today.”
- content: Snapchat announced in June that it would stop promoting its account in Trump’s “discovery” section. The platform has professional content and other well-known personalities, so it was one of the first major social platforms to seriously deal with Trump’s threat to democracy. One.
- what: TikTok is removing content violations and redirecting hashtags like #stormthecapitol and #patriotparty to its community guidelines.
- comment: A TikTok spokesperson said: “Hateful acts and acts of violence are nowhere to be found on TikTok. Content or accounts that attempt to incite, glorify or promote acts of violence violate our community guidelines and will be deleted.”
- content: Since last year, other # tags such as #stopthesteal and #QAnon have been redirected.
- what: Apple threatened on Friday that if Parler does not have a plan to review its content, it should remove the right-wing friendly social media application Parler from its App Store.
- comment: “We have received many complaints about objectionable content in your Parler service, accusing the Parler app of being used to plan, coordinate and promote illegal activities in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. These lives led to (among them Including) Death Apple wrote to Parler in an email obtained by BuzzFeed News, “The app also seems to continue to be used to plan and promote further illegal and dangerous activities. “
- content: Apple is trying its best to get Parler to review its content.
- what: Discord said that, according to reporter Casey Newton, it has banned the server The Donald.
- comment: “Although there is no evidence that the server was used to organize the January 6 riots, Discord decided to ban the entire server today because of its public connection to online forums used to incite violence and orchestrate an armed rebellion in the United States.” Each mother Jones’s Ali Breland.
- content: The Discord account is connected to the pro-Trump social network TheDonald.Win and the r/theDonald subreddit banned on Friday.
- what: A spokesperson said that since the November election, Pinterest has been restricting hashtags related to pro-Trump topics, such as #StopTheSteal.
- comment: A Pinterest spokesperson said: “Pinterest is by no means a place for threatening, inciting violence or hateful content.” “Our team will continue to monitor and remove harmful content, including misinformation and conspiracy theories that may incite violence.”
- content: Trump does not have a Pinterest account, and the platform tries to stay away from political content, but Pinterest still cannot completely contain it.
Bottom line: Trump quickly lost access to all platforms where he used to freely spread information, but his supporter groups will still be able to collect information online.