Twitch has temporarily suspended Donald Trump’s account in the latest surprise from the streaming service. This was done so because of Trump’s “hateful conduct” that was aired on stream. Now, however, Twitch says that it has removed the offending content from its streaming service.
Twitch says Why it Suspended Donald Trump’s Account
Twitch, which is owned by Amazon says that there were two streams on Donald Trump’s account that violated the site rules. One was of a rebroadcasted campaign event of 2015 in which Trump said about Mexico sending drugs to America. Also, he made comments that Mexico is sending rapists and different crimes over the border.
The second stream was of his recent rally in Tulsa, Okla. There, he gave negative comments about a very tough man breaking into a woman’s house at 1 a.m. that was flagged by Twitch.
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.
So the above mentioned Donald Trump’s streams were the reason why Twitch suspended his account. A spokesperson said to The Verge, “Like anyone else, politicians on Twitch must adhere to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. We do not make exceptions for political or newsworthy content. And will take action on content reported to us that violates our rules.”
Twitch hasn’t yet cleared whether how long the suspension would last. With the account being suspended, Twitch has gone further than other social media platforms. In recent times, these platforms have been quite alert handling speech issues by Trump. First Twitter began adding labels to some of the president’s tweets. After that, Snapchat said that it’ll stop promoting Donald Trump’s account on Snapchat. Also, Reddit on Monday said that it’d ban “The Donald Community” on Reddit. It is because the community had been a highly influential digital gathering platform for Trump’s acolytes.
Via: The New York Times