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Twitch Bans President Donald Trump Account For "Hateful Conduct"

Category: Entertainment, Date: 29/Jun/2020

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Streaming service Twitch owned by Amazon has suspended the account of the President of the United States, Donald Trump.

On June 29, President Donald Trump’s account was suspended temporarily and the reason behind Twitch’s decision is “Hateful Conduct.”

A Twitch spokesperson shared with GameSpot the following, “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.”

Twitch provided the transcript for comments from the channel’s streams that violate the hateful conduct policy:

  • 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.”

The period of the suspension has yet to be announced, but Twitch’s decision caused a massive controversy on social media, with those celebrating the suspension of the President’s Twitch account, while others are outraged of Twitch’s decision.

This is the second decision Twitch has made recently that shook social media, first one being the permanent suspension of Dr Disrespect’s account, although Twitch has yet to give a reason behind their decision.