What’s the skinny? The popular video game streaming platform Twitch, temporarily bans an account tied to Donald trump’s campaign; citing hateful conduct as the reason for the ban.
When asked Twitch had this to say about the matter, “Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch. In line with our policies, President Trump’s channel has been issued a temporary suspension from Twitch for comments made on stream, and the offending content has been removed.”
The popular streaming platform pointed to two examples of these violations.
- 2016 campaign rally, recently rebroadcast on Twitch: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people. But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting. And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They’re sending us not the right people.”
- Tulsa Rally: “Hey, it’s 1:00 o’clock in the morning and a very tough, I’ve used the word on occasion, hombre, a very tough hombre is breaking into the window of a young woman whose husband is away as a traveling salesman or whatever he may do. And you call 911 and they say, “I’m sorry, this number’s no longer working.” By the way, you have many cases like that, many, many, many. Whether it’s a young woman, an old woman, a young man or an old man and you’re sleeping.”
This is not Donald Trumps first time breaking popular online platforms terms of service. He recently had tweets flagged as well on Twitter as being abusive behavior. Also recently one of his tweets were flagged for being “fake news”. The same day Twitch banned his account Reddit also banned a Trump related subreddit The_Donald.
The Twitch streaming platform has recently been a-buzz with many popular streamers being banned for misconduct. Twitch has vowed to crack down on such actions in an effort to make the platform a safer space for its users and viewers alike. Although its not yet known why Twitch also banned one of their most popular streamers of all time, Dr. Disrespect.