Twitch has “indefinitely suspended President Trump’s Twitch channel due to the ongoing risk of further incitement of violence”. The company banned the now-former US president’s account earlier this month following his supporters’ assault on the Capitol constructing, and now confirms that suspension is indefinite. Twitch additionally plans to replace its “policies as a result of our consideration of this situation”.
“The President’s statements continue to be interpreted as calls to action, and we are taking this action to remove the potential for harm to our community and the general public,” A Twitch spokesperson tells us over e-mail. The firm says that Trump’s “statements continue to be interpreted as calls to action”, and has brought about Twitch to reevaluate its policies relating to hateful conduct and incitement of violence.
“The events of the past weeks have highlighted a gap with respect to rhetoric that encourages violence, regardless of whether or not it was directly streamed on Twitch. We will be updating our policies as a result of our consideration of this situation.”
Trump was previously suspended from Twitch last year following a rally through which he claimed with out proof that Mexico was sending drug sellers and rapists to the United States.
Donald Trump is the primary US president to be banned from Twitch twice. (He was additionally the primary US president to be banned from Twitch as soon as.)