Hateful conduct is not allowed : Twitch
Live streaming service Twitch, owned by Amazon, on Monday temporarily suspended US President Donald Trump’s account for violating the company’s policy on ‘hateful conduct’. In a statement Streaming service Twitch said “Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch. In line with our policies, President Trump’s channel has been issued a temporary suspension for Twitch for comment made on stream, and the offending content has been removed”
In a streaming video, Trump said “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re 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 rapist. And some, I assume, are good people. But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting . And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They are sending us not the right people”
The company said the decision steamed from comments made on streams shared by an account associated with the Trump campaign . One stream was rebroadcast of 2015 remarks from Trump during which he referred to Mexicans as “rapists” . Twitch also flagged a stream that included comments Trump made during his recent campaign rally in Tulsa , Okla.
On June 20, Tulsa rally, he said “Hey , it’s one o’clock in the morning and a very tough. I’be used the word on occasion , ‘hombre’ ,a very tough hombre is breaking into the window of young woman whose husband is away as a traveling 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 young woman , an old woman, a young man or an old man and you’re sleeping”
Twitch spokesperson said “Politician on Twitch must adhere to our terms of services and Community Guidelines. We do not makes exceptions for political or newsworthy content , and will take action on content reported to us that violates our rules”