Twitch “Disables President Donald Trump’s Channel”


Popular gaming platform Twitch has banned indefinitely Donald Trump’s official channel on its platform, following the storming of Capitol Hill by supporters of the outgoing US President.

“In light of yesterday’s shocking attack on the Capitol, we have disabled President Trump’s Twitch channel,” the company said in a statement according to CNN.

“Given the current extraordinary circumstances and the President’s incendiary rhetoric, we believe this is a necessary step to protect our community and prevent Twitch from being used to incite further violence,” the live-streaming platform said.

The San Francisco-based company is the latest among social media and tech platforms that have launched a crackdown on Trump after the president’s supporters breached the Capitol Hill building bringing to a halt the congressional debate to certify Electoral College votes of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris” win in the November 3 presidential elections.

The chaos forced a lockdown and confrontations with police. Several police officers sustained injuries, while one woman was confirmed dead after being shot in the chest.

Before the violence, President Trump had falsely told supporters in Washington that the election had been stolen.

Facebook on Thursday suspended US President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely, while Twitter had on Wednesday said Trump’s account will be blocked unless he deletes three tweets.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook, in a post on the social networking website wrote that the account blocks have been placed indefinitely and “for at least two weeks until the peaceful transfer of power is complete.”

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