You may not be aware but since lockdown began the Twitch streaming service has had a surge in non-gaming activity, you can listen to DJ sets, talk shows, and even a presidential rally if that is your cup of tea.
President Trump has been posting videos of his little gatherings and it appears someone has reported them to Twitch for racist language and the account has been suspended.
“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,” a Twitch spokesperson told GamesIndustry.biz.
The spokesperson gave details of two examples of content which got Trump slapped with a suspension. They first was from a rally back in 2016.
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.
The second is from a rally earlier this month in Oklahoma, but if you can actually work out out what the President is trying to say you’re cleverer than me.
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 travelling 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.”
Twitch have, finally, started taking action against those using their platform in unpleasant ways. Up until recently even the most serious charges brought no more than a two week ban, that seems to be changing.
— Twitch (@Twitch) June 22, 2020
High profile stream Guy Beahm, aka Dr Disrespect, was paid a huge amount of money to stream exclusively on Twitch but has had his channel banned permanently due to “serious” issues.