Amazon’s Twitch Streaming Service Disables Trump’s Channel


Twitch, the streaming service owned by Inc., has suspended President Donald Trump’s channel in the wake of violent protests at the Capitol building Wednesday by some of the president’s supporters.

“In light of yesterday’s shocking attack on the Capitol, we have disabled President Trump’s Twitch channel,” a spokeswoman said. “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.”

Trump’s Twitch channel will be down at least until he leaves office on Jan. 20, and then the company will “reassess” the situation, the spokeswoman said. Facebook Inc. has also suspended the president from its services for the next two weeks, and Twitter Inc. has threatened a permanent ban if Trump violates another one of its rules.

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