Twitch disables Trump’s channel until end of his term to ‘minimize harm’ during transition – TechCrunch

Top online platform, after several temporary and permanent ban from popular video streaming service Twitch Today confirmed that it has deactivated the account of the President of the United States. A spokesperson for the site told TechCrunch,

In light of yesterday’s shocking attack on the Capitol, we have deactivated President Trump’s Twitch Channel. Given the current extraordinary circumstances and the President’s rhetoric, we believe this is a necessary step to protect our community and prevent Twitch from being used to incite further violence.

Trump’s suspension at this time is indefinite. A Twitch spokesperson told TechCrunch, “We are focused on reducing the damage caused by the government’s transition and will reissue its account after leaving office.”

Twitch too temporarily suspended President’s Channel in June. At the time, it told TechCrunch, “Disgusting 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 the stream, and the objectionable content has been removed. “

Twitch’s action follows similar measures taken by Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, all of which imposed new restrictions on the president’s account during the last day. Facebook took the unprecedented step of suspending the president’s account for the remainder of his term, which ends on 20 January.

Company first removed Quote from “PogChamp” Featuring the face of gaming figure Ryan Gutierrez after expressing support for Trump supporter rioters during Wednesday’s chaos on Capitol Hill.