Twitch streaming platform temporarily bans Trump for "hateful conduct"

by Bryan Brammer · Jun 29th, 2020 4:19 pm

Last Updated Jun 30th, 2020 at 10:17 pm

Twitch, the free service used for livestreaming and watching video games, has temporarily banned President Trump's account for "hateful conduct" originating from footage of his speeches.

A Twitch spokesperson said in an emailed statement that the president's conduct was not "in line with our policies."

"Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch," the statement read. "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 suspension of Trump's account was due to a rebroadcast of a 2015 campaign rally when the president criticized people illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. The president's comments during his most recent rally in Tulsa were also flagged.

Twitch told Fox News it had warned the Trump campaign last year when it opened an account that the president had to abide by the platform's guidelines and terms of service.

"We do not make exceptions for political or newsworthy content and will take action on content reported to us that violates our rules," Twitch told the president in 2019.

The streaming service maintains a strict zero-tolerance policy.


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