On 29 June 2020 Twitch officially shared that the President of the United States, Donald Trump, temporarily suspended his account on the platform for violating “hateful conduct” rules.
“Hateful behavior is not allowed on Twitch,” said a Twitch representative (via Business Insider). “In line with our policies, President Trump’s channel has been temporarily suspended from Twitch for comments on the stream and the offensive content has been removed.” said.
As Business Insider reported, Twitch also provided two examples of “disturbing behavior” from Trump’s campaign speeches; the first comes from the rally in 2015.
“When they send the people of Mexico, they don’t send their best,” he said. “They don’t send you. They don’t send you. They send people with a lot of problems and bring those problems with us. They bring drugs. They bring crime. They’re rapists. I think some of them are good people. ”
The company does not tolerate any bad behavior
Twitch’s Hateful Behavior and Harassment policies are very clear and the company states that it “does not tolerate behavior that encourages or encourages hate or harassment in any way”. “Ignorance is not an acceptable excuse for behavior that results in hate or harassment. Says Twitch.