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Twitch Disables Donald Trump's Account

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  • Tip Bones has been making massive moves in the last two days. They removed the PogChamp emote after comments inciting violence from Gootecks, the face of the emote, on Twitter. Now they are looking to be one of the first social media platforms to permanently make it so Donald Trump cannot post content to their website. In the past, Donald Trump has used the channel to broadcast events and rallies to a wider audience.

Twitch commented on this decision saying, "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."

This is not the first time Twitch has restricted broadcasts by the president. In fact, Twitch is one of the few social media platforms to have taken earlier actions against the President during his tenure. Twitch gave Trump's account a two-week suspension back in June of 2020 due to his comments at a Tulsa rally calling Mexicans criminals and rapists. 

A spokesperson from Twitch commented on the situation to the Verge saying, “Like anyone else, politicians on Twitch must adhere to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. We do not make exceptions for political or newsworthy content, and will take action on content reported to us that violates our rules.”

Other social media platforms are also looking to put restrictions on Trump. Facebook has recently made the decision to not allow his account to post until after President-Elect Joe Biden's inauguration with the potential to extend this further if necessary. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, said in a recent blog post, "The risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service... are simply too great." 

Twitter has also placed a small restriction on the president's posts after forcing him to delete three posts to even be allowed to remain on the platform. In a tweet, Twitter said, “As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, DC, we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy.”

As the days go on, more social media websites may follow in the footsteps of Twitch, Facebook, and Twitter. It is unknown at this time if any other streaming platforms will remove accounts made by Donald Trump to attempt to circumvent this ban. Twitch has stated they will reassess the disabling of Trump's account following Biden's inauguration.