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 rallies violated the company’s hateful-conduct rules.
Microsoft paused ad spending on Facebook and Instagram over concerns about ‘inappropriate content.’ The news comes as other major advertisers halt ad spending on Facebook to protest the way the company moderates hate speech.
India has blocked TikTok and dozens of other Chinese apps that the government says pose a security threat. The move banning 59 apps follows major clashes between India and China earlier this month along a disputed border shared between the two countries.
Uber is in discussions to buy Postmates for about $2.6 billion as it looks to consolidate its position in the food delivery market. A deal, which could be announced in the next week, marks a different direction for Postmates which had been planning to file for an IPO, the Wall Street Journal reported.
YouTube has banned white supremacist channels including those of Richard Spencer, David Duke, 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.
Google will expand free retail listings to its main search page in a bid to fend off a growing ad rivalry with Amazon. Merchants will soon be able to advertise products at the top of Google’s search pages for free, which could …read more
Source:: Business Insider