Few days ago I was watching a game review on lichess and found out one of the player's account was banned. Any idea why lichess does that?
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First of all, lichess rarely bans players. What they usually do is flag their profile (usually for using chess computer assistance), remove their rating, and prevent them from p laying in tournaments and/or rating games. This is not a full ban.
To answer your question:
Lichess flags players for a variety of reasons, but (as mentioned above) they usually flag players for using chess computer assistance. They may also be flagged for sandbagging - artificially increasing or decreasing their rating.
If you want to know why are particular player was flagged, check their profile. There should be a large red banner informing you what has happened.
If you are wondering how the process of reporting/flagging players works, that would be a separate question.
The two main reasons:
Lichess detected that the player was very likely cheating.
The player used profanity or broke some rule of conduct.