Twitch has ‘indefinitely’ banned Donald Trump

Twitch has ‘indefinitely’ banned Donald Trump


Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Twitch has “indefinitely” banned former President Donald Trump from its platform. The action comes two weeks after the site disabled Trump’s account, preventing him from streaming but leaving the account page live, in light of the mob attack on the Capitol. At the time, a company spokesperson told a Verge reporter that it would reassess his account after he left office — which happened today.

“We have indefinitely suspended President Trump’s Twitch channel due to the ongoing risk of further incitement of violence,” a Twitch spokesperson wrote in an email to The Verge.

The President’s statements continue to be interpreted as calls to action, and we are taking this action to remove the potential for harm to our community and the general…

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