Jun 29, 2020
Reddit bans pro-Trump group for breaking hate speech rules
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WASHINGTON — Reddit on Monday banned its largest forum, or subreddit, dedicated to President Trump, accusing it of consistently breaking its ‘hate speech’ rules, according to a new report.
The move by the social media giant is the latest a string of recent steps by social media companies such as Twitter to censor the president and his campaign by removing tweets or flagging them as misinformation.
On Monday, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman announced that a community board named “The_Donald” where 790,000 members posted viral videos, memes and other supportive content about the president would be banned from the website.
“Reddit is a place for community and belonging, not for attacking people,” said Huffman in a call with reporters first made public by the New York Times.
Huffman said the group had broken Reddit’s rules by allowing its members to target other people with ‘hate speech.’
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Task force on police reform announced in Prince Georges County
The announcement comes weeks after former police Chief Hank Stawinski resigned after public allegations that the department had fostered a culture of racism and retaliation. Those accusations appeared in a file that is part of ongoing legal action by the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association.
In a statement released announcing the formation of the group on Friday, Alsobrooks wrote that the task force would examine reforms “based on a comprehensive study and review of policies of the Police Department in areas that cover a full spectrum of its operations, including hiring, training and use of force policies.”
County Circuit Court Judge Maureen Lamasney and Del. Alonzo Washington will co-chair the task force. Before being appointed to the circuit court, Lamasney had worked as a public defender.
Glenn Ivey, who like Alsobrooks is a former state’s attorney for Prince George’s County, was also named to the task force.
“I think the county executive was wise to select a diverse group, a fairly sizable group, so that a lot of different opinions can be brought to the table” Ivey said.
Also named to the task force, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer and former Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw and Donnell Turner, inspector general with Prince George’s County police.
Keith Lotridge, the County District Public Defender, will also serve on the task force. Florence Felix Lawson, chair of the Citizens Complaint Oversight Panel and community advocate Krystal Oriadha have also been chosen to work on the task force.
Ivey said, “There’s going to be a number of people who’ve been on both sides of this,” referring to issues related to police conduct in the community. “This might be the moment when we can really move the ball forward and advance the agenda” on police reform.
The task force is expected to make recommendations in a report due to the Office of the County Executive by Oct. 30.
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