- Streaming platform Twitch has just banned Donald Trump, at least temporarily.
- They claim he displayed “hateful conduct.”
- The move appears shocking – until you realize that Trump’s enemy, Jeff Bezos, owns Twitch.
Twitch has done what other social media apps have been scared to do: follow their own guidelines and ban Donald Trump. It helps that Trump’s archnemesis, Jeff Bezos, owns the platform.
Twitch Gives Trump the Boot
Twitch decided that Trump’s “hateful conduct” was no longer welcome. The streaming platform issued the following statement defending the suspension:
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.
According to CNBC, the primary offenses were Trump’s rallies in 2016 and his recent Tulsa rally. In 2016, Trump said Mexico was sending over “rapists” and “drug dealers.” In Tulsa, he told a story of a “tough hombre” invading a home.
The news is especially startling since the platform has shied away from banning some of its biggest streamers in the past. Now, they’re banning the president of the United States?
It would be shocking if you didn’t know who owned Twitch.