Social Media Companies Continue to Crack Down on Hate Speech, More
More social media companies are taking action as protests continue across the country. In June of 2019, YouTube announced they would ban white supremacist content, however they did not remove accounts created by members of that community including known white supremacist Richard Spencer and former KKK leader David Duke. But in light of recent events, the social media platform has shut down their channels. Four other prominent white supremacist channels were also removed. YouTube claims these individuals repeatedly engaged in hate speech as well as other policy violations. Furthermore, platforms such as Reddit and Twitch have also taken strong actions against pro-President Trump groups and pages. Reddit, which is a discussion-based media site, shut down forums promoting hate speech, racist, misogynistic, homophobic and conspiracy content. This included a popular community in support of the president. Twitch, a gaming service, has also just suspended an account belonging to the Trump Administration for similar reasons.