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Trump's Twitch channel was reinstated two weeks after being suspended for violating 'hateful conduct' policies (AMZN)

President Donald Trump's Twitch account was temporarily suspended for two weeks, but it was reinstated on Monday. Twitch had suspended the channel, saying Trump's words violated the company's hateful-conduct rules. It gave two prime examples from Trump campaign rallies: one in 2015, and another in late June in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Twitch is the latest social platform to struggle with moderating the US president's speech. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump's...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Mexico, US, Trends, Reddit, Miami, Donald Trump, Twitch, Steve Huffman, Trump, Tulsa Oklahoma, Facebook Twitter, AMZN


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Reddit banned r/The_Donald, the largest pro-Trump subreddit, as it cracks down on hate speech and targeting. The subreddit was one of roughly 2,000 communities that were banned across Reddit on Monday, CEO Steve Huffman said. Amazon's live streaming service Twitch suspended President Trump's channel for violating 'hateful conduct' policies and cited his campaign speeches as the reason. Twitch said Trump's words at campaign rall...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Youtube, China, India, US, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Reddit, Wall Street Journal, Alexa


Reddit's Steve Huffman on Banning ‘The_Donald’ Subreddit

Steve Huffman, Reddit’s co-founder and chief executive, says new rule changes will help the company fulfill its mission.
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YouTube bans white supremacist channels including those of Richard Spencer, David Duke, and Stefan Molyneux

On Monday, YouTube announced the bans of many popular white supremacists, including David Duke, Richard Spencer, and Stefan Molyneux.  "We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube, and terminate any channel that repeatedly or egregiously violates those policies," a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement. YouTube has faced criticism for what the independent research organization Data and Society called its "broadcasting" of "propaganda to young viewers."  The news comes the sam...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Youtube, Trends, Reddit, Ellen Pao, The New York Times, Nazi, Donald Trump, Duke, Steve Huffman, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Spencer, Stefan Molyneux, SPLC


Reddit, YouTube, and Twitch are taking major steps to crack down on hate speech from pro-Trump and far-right groups (GOOG, GOOGL, AMZN, FB)

Major social media platforms on Monday took action against Trump, pro-Trump groups, and far-right accounts for violating their policies against hate speech. Reddit banned r/The_Donald, the largest pro-Trump subreddit, Twitch suspended Trump's official account, and YouTube banned a number of prominent white supremacists' channels. The moves come as major advertisers are boycotting Facebook over the company's refusal to take more aggressive action against hate speech and misinformation. Visit Bu...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Youtube, Trends, Reddit, Naacp, Donald Trump, Steve Huffman, North Face, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Tulsa Oklahoma, Denny, Ben Jerry, Stefan Molyneux


Amazon's Twitch just suspended Trump's channel for violating 'hateful conduct' policies and cited his campaign speeches as the reason (AMZN)

President Donald Trump's Twitch account is temporarily suspended, the Amazon-owned video-streaming company announced on Monday. Twitch said Trump's words violated the company's hateful-conduct rules. It gave two prime examples from Trump campaign rallies: one in 2015, and another in late June in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Twitch is the latest social platform to struggle with moderating the US president's speech. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump's Twitch account...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Mexico, White House, US, Trends, Reddit, Miami, Donald Trump, Steve Huffman, Trump, Tulsa Oklahoma, Facebook Twitter, AMZN


Reddit shuts down The_Donald for hate speech, harassment, and targeting

The 790,000 subscribers to The_Donald have suddenly found themselves without a place to spread hate and harassment after Reddit shut down the subreddit earlier this morning, reports The New York Times. Reddit CEO Steve Huffman told reporters “Reddit is a place for community and belonging, not for attacking people. The_Donald has been in violation of that.” From The New York Times: Reddit said people in “The_Donald” consistently posted racist and vulgar messages that incited harassment and target...
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Reddit Bans Trump Page For Repeated Rules Violations

Reddit on Monday announced that it was terminating what was once one of the largest pro-Trump forums on the internet. The forum or “subreddit” was “The_Donald,” the most popular page on the site for Trump supporters. But in recent months, after being placed under tight restrictions by Reddit, its activity had fallen off almost entirely. For years, The_Donald served as a community of Trump fans and an incubator of memes, attacks and strategy — some of which ended up on the President’s Twitter ...
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Reddit Finally Bans Hate Speech, Removes 2,000 Racist and Violent Forums

Reddit first launched as an online discussion site in June 2005. Now, 15 years later, it has finally taken action to officially ban hate speech and groups that promote it. From a report: A revised Reddit content policy, announced Monday, explicitly states that groups or users that "incite violence or that promote hate based on identity or vulnerabilityâ are prohibited. âoeEveryone has a right to use Reddit free of harassment, bullying and threats of violence," it says. With the updated content p...
Tags: Tech, Reddit, Donald Trump, Steve Huffman


Reddit just banned r/The_Donald, the largest pro-Trump subreddit, as it cracks down on hate speech and targeting

Reddit just banned the biggest pro-Trump forum on its site, saying the subreddit broke its rules against harassment and targeting. The subreddit, r/The_Donald, was one of roughly 2,000 other communities that were banned across Reddit Monday, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman told reporters. The ban came the same day that Trump's Twitch channel was suspended. Reddit has long held a reputation as a corner of the internet with relatively little top-down moderation, but it has been increasingly cracking do...
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Alexis Ohanian has left Reddit's board in a 'long overdue' move. Here's how he launched Reddit into a $3 billion behemoth and became an outspoken activist in the tech world.

Alexis Ohanian, who cofounded Reddit in 2005, has been called the "Mayor of the Internet." He and cofounder Steve Huffman built the company over 16 months, then sold it to Condé Nast in 2006 for somewhere between $10 and $20 million. Today, the company is worth $3 billion.  Since then, Ohanian has become a venture capitalist, has helped launch two more companies, and has fought against a bill that would have stifled internet innovation.  In 2015, he met tennis superstar Serena Williams. The co...
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Alexis Ohanian reportedly didn't tell Reddit's CEO he intended to resign from the board before announcing it publicly

Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian resigned in early June from the platform's board of directors, a move to "do the right thing" in distancing himself from a website with a history of racist and hateful content. CEO Steve Huffman told Bloomberg in a recent interview that Ohanian didn't give him prior notice of his decision to leave the board before he publicly announced it in a blog post on his website. Reddit also told Bloomberg that it would be enacting a policy for the first time ever explicit...
Tags: Ebay, Trends, Bloomberg, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Ellen Pao, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Steve Huffman, Huffman, Michael Seibel, Seibel, Ohanian, Devin Wenig, Reddit Huffman


Racism Is Rampant on Reddit, and Its Editors Are in Open Revolt

An anonymous reader shares a report: The volunteer moderators of Reddit's r/blackladies community -- an online message board that currently has over 40,000 members -- wrote an open letter outlining their frustrations with the popular website in August 2014. They had pitched their message board, known as a subreddit, as a safe space for Black women, but were being deluged with hateful comments and links to racist content from anonymous accounts. "They are relentless, coming in barrages," the mode...
Tags: Tech, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Black Lives Matter, Steve Huffman, Ohanian, George Floyd Once


Legislator's comments about black people, hygiene draw fury

A Republican lawmaker questioned on the Ohio Senate floor if “the colored population” is contracting coronavirus at disproportionate rates because they do not wash their hands “as well as other groups.” The American Civil Liberties Union called for state Sen. Steve Huffman to step down from office Thursday following his comments that were made during a hearing for a resolution to declare racism a public health crisis. Huffman, who is also a Dayton-area emergency room physician, caused controve...
Tags: News, Steve Huffman, Dayton, Ohio Senate, Huffman, The American Civil Liberties Union, Angela Dawson, Ohio Commission of Minority Health


Ohio state senator asked if “the colored population” gets Covid-19 more often because they "do not wash their hands as well as other groups"

At a Senate Health Committee in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, state senator Steve Huffman said: “My point is I understand African Americans have a higher incidence of chronic conditions and it makes them more susceptible to death from COVID. But why it doesn’t make them more susceptible to just get COVID. Could it just be that African Americans or the colored population do not wash their hands as well as other groups or wear a mask or do not socially distance themselves? That could be the explanati...
Tags: Post, News, Ohio, Steve Huffman, Racists, COLUMBUS Ohio, Dayton Daily News, Senate Health Committee


GOP Ohio lawmaker: 'African Americans or the colored population' get coronavirus because they 'do not wash their hands as well as other groups'

In Ohio, a Republican state senator is receiving widespread condemnation today after asking aloud whether “African Americans or the colored population” (?!??!?!) are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic because -- wait for it -- they “do not wash their hands as well as other groups.” Yes, that's right. Watch the Ohio State Senate video for yourself. State Sen. Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) on June 9 effectively blamed the COVID-19 deaths of Black and Latinx Americans on po...
Tags: Post, News, Washington, US news, Public Health, Racism, Gop, Ohio, Black Lives Matter, Steve Huffman, Huffman, Dawson, Tipp City, Ohio State Senate, He Said What, Coronavirus


GOP Ohio state senator uses racist language in discussing whether African Americans get COVID-19 more

"Could it just be that African Americans – the colored population – do not wash their hands as well as other groups?" asked state Sen. Steve Huffman.         [Author: The Columbus Dispatch]
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Tech entrepreneur Michael Seibel joins Reddit board, fulfilling co-founder's call for black leadership

Reddit appointed to its board Michael Seibel, partner and CEO at the startup incubator Y Combinator, who fills the spot vacated by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.  Last week, Ohanian stepped down from Reddit's board in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and he called for a black leader to take his place. The resignation shined a light on Reddit's issues dealing with hate speech in certain corners of the platform.  Seibel, who is African American, is a tech entrepreneur. He co-fo...
Tags: Amazon, Advertising, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Black Lives Matter, Steve Huffman, Justin, Huffman, Michael Seibel, Seibel, Ohanian, George Floyd Reddit


Reddit names YC’s Michael Seibel to board, following co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s exit

On June 5, Alexis Ohanian announced he was stepping down from Reddit’s board of directors. “I believe resignation can actually be an act of leadership from people in power right now,” the site’s founder and former CEO announced. “To everyone fighting to fix our broken nation: do not stop.” The move came as communities across the United States marched for social justice in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. In his letter, Ohanian asked Reddit to replace his role wit...
Tags: Y Combinator, Minneapolis, Tech, United States, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Hiring, Steve, Steve Huffman, Michael, Yc, Socialcam, Justin, Huffman, Alexis, Michael Seibel


Reddit Names Michael Seibel to Board, Replacing Alexis Ohanian

Alexis Ohanian did something last week that was fairly unprecedented in the world of business. He resigned from the board of Reddit, the company he co-founded, so a Black candidate could take his place. Reddit CEO Steve Huffman promised to honor Ohanian's request and, on Wednesday, the company announced its new board member: Michael Seibel....
Tags: Advertising, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Steve Huffman, Michael Seibel, Ohanian, Publishers & Platforms


Hundreds of Reddit moderators demand the platform change its policies to explicitly ban racism

Reddit moderators on Monday penned a letter calling on the platform to add a policy that explicitly bans racism and hate speech. The platform has a long history of providing a home to hateful rhetoric and hate-based communities after being founded 15 years ago as a place for free expression. Reddit has faced increased criticism recently after CEO Steve Huffman wrote a letter to employees last week in support of police brutality protesters, which moderators called an act of "blatant hypocrisy."...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Trends, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Ellen Pao, Black, Steve, Steve Huffman, Trump, Huffman, Ohanian


Reddit Users to CEO: Root Out Racism on the Platform Once and for All

Reddit users want the site to do more to root out racism and hate speech on the platform. More than 200 communities on the site signed an open letter today addressed to CEO Steve Huffman, urging him to take on a series of reforms they believe will help cut down the behavior. The letter, which...
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Reddit's CEO Promises More Moderator Involvement in Shaping Corporate Policy

Reddit is vowing more changes after its co-founder Alexis Ohanian resigned and requested they replace him with a black candidate. First Reddit's other co-founder (and current CEO) Steve Huffman, calls it "a request that the board and I will honor." But in a post on Reddit last night, CEO Huffman announced additional steps they'll take, reports Mashable: Huffman said the company will focus on the parts of Reddit that "reflect an unflattering but real resemblance to the world in the hate that bla...
Tags: Tech, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Ellen Pao, Steve Huffman, Huffman, First Reddit


Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian just quit the company's board in a 'long overdue' move to do the right thing, distancing himself from a site famous for racist content

Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian has stepped down from the company board, he announced Friday. Ohanian, who is married to tennis star Serena Williams, said that he is urging the company to fill his seat with a black candidate. The venture capitalist said he would be using the future gains of his Reddit stock to serve the black community, beginning with a $1 million pledge to Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp. "I believe resignation can actually be an act of leadership from people in powe...
Tags: Instagram, US, Colin Kaepernick, Trends, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Serena Williams, Steve Huffman, Floyd, Huffman, Ohanian, George Floyd


University entrepreneurship — without the university

Eric Tarczynski Contributor Share on Twitter Eric Tarczynski is the Managing Partner at Contrary, a network-driven venture firm backed by founders from Facebook, Tesla, and many others. Across the country, university campuses are in limbo. The California State University system has committed to online classes in Fall 2020. Northeastern University is reopening as normal. UT Austin is taking a hybrid approach: in-person classes ...
Tags: Facebook, Column, Y Combinator, Education, Microsoft, Opinion, Entrepreneurship, Stanford, Tech, Harvard, Higher Education, Dartmouth, Reddit, Edtech, Malwarebytes, Steve Huffman


Some of Reddit's most popular threads are going private to protest hate speech and racism on the platform

More than 25 popular Reddit threads are going private Wednesday to protest the platform's policies on hate speech and racism. Various subreddits have said the move is designed to call attention to Reddit's lack of action against users posting hateful content and threads filled with alt-right rhetoric, such as the platform's infamous subreddit r/the_donald. In response to ongoing nationwide protests over police brutality, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman recently penned a letter to employees, saying th...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Minneapolis, Youtube, NFL, Trends, United States, Reddit, Ellen Pao, BLM, Steve Huffman, Floyd, Huffman, Pao, George Floyd, DankMemes


Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Rips Current Reddit CEO Steve Huffman

A letter to Reddit employees from current CEO Steve Huffman drew the ire of former CEO Ellen Pao. Huffman shared his letter to all Reddit employees in response to the nationwide racial unrest and demonstrations spurred by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis May 25 following the use of excessive force by the police...
Tags: Minneapolis, Advertising, Reddit, Ellen Pao, Steve Huffman, Social Pro Daily, George Floyd, Ellen Pao Huffman


Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao called the platform out for not shutting down r/the_donald after the company published a controversial letter addressing protests: 'So much of what is happening now lies at your feet'

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman posted a letter to Reddit employees in response to recent protests over police killings of Black Americans. Former Reddit CEO Ellen K. Pao responded to the letter on Twitter, calling Huffman out for not shutting down pro-Trump subreddit r/the_donald. Reddit quarantined r/the_donald in June 2019, but the subreddit came under fire for being a site for far-right rhetoric. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On June 1, current Reddit CEO Steve Huffman put...
Tags: Twitter, Trends, Reddit, Ellen Pao, Vox, BLM, Jones, Steve Huffman, Trump, Huffman, Pao, Victoria Taylor, Christchurch New Zealand, Reddit Twitter, Ellen K Pao, George Floyd


Reddit’s CEO shared the 5 subreddits he checks every day

In the series “Staying inside with…,” we pick the brains of experts and interesting people in tech to find out their favorite books, courses, movies, and podcasts they’ve been enjoying during lockdown. Steve Huffman, CEO at Reddit, is the latest to share what’s been keeping him busy whilst staying at home. It was approximately two months ago when the world went into lockdown and since then, much of our free time has been spent resisting the urge to aimlessly scroll through social media. If you’v...
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How Facebook board member, Trump adviser, and billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel led Silicon Valley's elite to buy doomsday bunkers in New Zealand

The Silicon Valley tech elite, perhaps out of mere wealth and circumstance, have begun investing in apocalypse preparations in recent years. Buying up real estate to serve as hideaway bunkers is one such step taken — and New Zealand has become a popular place to do so. The Valley's enthusiasm for New Zealand as an apocalyptic refuge could be traced back to a book cited as most influential to Peter Thiel, and whose ideology was then dispersed to other big players in the tech arena. Visit Busine...
Tags: Facebook, Yahoo, California, Trends, New Zealand, Peter Thiel, Reddit, Guardian, Silicon Valley, Sam Altman, Yishan Wong, Steve Huffman, Queenstown, The Valley, Kiwi, Lake Wanaka