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Trump suspended from Twitch as Reddit shuts down supporters’ forum

Trump suspended from Twitch as Reddit shuts down supporters’ forum

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Donald Trump has been suspended from livestreaming platform Twitch for "hateful conduct" and Reddit has shut down a forum for the president's supporters.Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, said it had temporarily banned the president's channel because it violated its hateful conduct policy. "Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch," a spokeswoman said."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." Image: Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman (L) said the Trump supporters' page violated its policy of not promoting hate She said one of the streams was a rebroadcast of a 2016 Trump rally in which the president said...
Twitch sued for £2.1bn over Premier League by Russian firm

Twitch sued for £2.1bn over Premier League by Russian firm

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Russia's third-largest internet company is suing streaming service Twitch for 180bn roubles (£2.1bn) over pirate broadcasts of English Premier League games. Rambler Group alleges its exclusive broadcasting rights were breached by the service more than 36,000 times between August and November. It is seeking to permanently ban the Amazon-owned platform in Russia. Twitch's lawyer has called Rambler's case "unfounded".Russia is the third-largest user of Twitch, which has more than 15 million daily active users worldwide. Its terms and conditions state users cannot share content without permission from the copyright owners, including films, television programmes and sports matches. The streaming giant's lawyer, Julianna Tabastaeva, told Russian-language news w
Germany shooting: 2,200 people watched on Twitch

Germany shooting: 2,200 people watched on Twitch

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About 2,200 people watched a gunman's video of his attack outside a synagogue in Germany before it was removed from video-streaming site Twitch.Twitch, which is owned by retail giant Amazon, said five people had watched the video as it was broadcast live.The footage remained online for 30 minutes after the live stream, during which time more than 2,200 people watched it.Twitch said the video was not promoted in its "recommended" feed."Our investigation suggests that people were co-ordinating and sharing the video via other online messaging services," the company said in a statement.The attack happened in the city of Halle in eastern Germany at about 12:00 local time (10:00 GMT) on Wednesday.The video showed a man making anti-Semitic comments to camera bef...
Twitch streamers banned for dangerous driving

Twitch streamers banned for dangerous driving

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Many people see Twitch as the go-to place to show off their gaming talents.The practice of live streaming, or broadcasting your play session in real time, is what the website is known for.Beyond gaming, the site is also home to another kind of streamer, with its "Just Chatting" category filled with personalities sitting at their computers and talking about their day.So-called "IRL streaming" - derived from the internet jargon "in real life" - has become a popular pastime for many, with personalities like Pokimane and Loltyler1 amassing millions of followers through their regular real-life streams.But some have taken this further, often filming their entire day while out and about in the real world, with some streamers keeping the...
Twitch: How Ninja was unseated as most-subscribed streamer

Twitch: How Ninja was unseated as most-subscribed streamer

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In 2018, Ninja was at the top of his game and untouchable.At his peak Tyler "Ninja" Blevins led video gaming streaming site Twitch with more than 200,000 subscribers - people have paid $ 5, $ 10 or $ 25 (£3.84, £7.68 or £19.20) per month to watch him play video games such as Fortnite.But it is now estimated that he has fewer than 30,000 subscribers, leaving him lagging behind gaming personalities such as Shroud, Tfue and Summit1G.So why is Ninja no longer top of the pack? Content is king on TwitchStreaming video games can be a simple hobby, but for those at the top it can be more time intensive than a full-time job.Take Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek for example, who revealed this month that he has over 60,000 Twitch...