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Reddit Swings Banhammer On Pro-Trump Forum For Harassment, Hate Speech

In an escalation of social media’s crackdown on harassment and hate speech online, Reddit has purged about 2,000 subreddits, including a popular pro-Trump forum called “r/The_Donald.” The video streaming site Twitch also temporarily banned a campaign account for President Trump, accusing it of “hateful conduct.”

Meanwhile, more advertisers are joining a public pressure campaign aimed at getting Facebook to step up policing of violent and hateful speech on its platform.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Casey Newton, Silicon Valley editor at The Verge.

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