US Army Is Off Twitch (For Now) After Backlash

The United States (US) Army will temporarily suspend its activities on the streaming platform Twitch due to negative backlash.

According to industry insider Rod “Slasher” Breslau, this move from the US Army comes after the overwhelmingly negative response to their activities on Twitch, which includes attempts of recruitment on the streaming platform and blocking anyone who even mentions war crimes in the channel’s chat section.

Earlier today, reports claim that US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) will file an amendment against the US Army to prevent them from trying to recruit via video games, esports and related streaming platforms like Twitch.

As reported by Vice, a draft amendment was filed to the House Appropriations bill on 22 July 2020. If successful, this will stop the US Army from being able to “maintain a presence on or any video game, esports, or live-streaming platform”.

Despite everything’s that happening, Twitch apparently remains an official partnership with the US Army, according to Breslau.

Let’s all never forget the ridiculous exchange between the official US Army and Discord Twitter accounts last month.


Author: Alleef Ashaari

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