On Monday the video site Twitch, which is owned by Amazon and used to stream e-sports has banned Donald Trump from its platform. Amazon cited “hateful conduct” in his posts as the reason for the suspension.
In particular, Twitch noted comments made during two of Trump’s campaign rallies that were broadcasted on the platform. At one rally Trump stated that Mexico was sending over its bad actors, such as rapists or drug dealers. Twitch also took offense to comments made at Trump’s Tulsa rally where Trump told a fictional story about a “tough hombre” breaking into someone’s home.
“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 spokesperson for Twitch told CNBC.
Amazon did not state how long Trump’s account would be suspended. The Trump campaign joined Twitch back in 2019 so it could streamline events and campaign rallies.
The company said that when Trump’s channel was started that it did not exempt political or newsworthy content when removing content.
Trump’s suspension comes on the heels of Twitch announcing it would begin clamping down on harassment on the platform after receiving allegations of sexual abuse and harassment. Trump’s posts have also been censored on Twitter and Facebook.