In conjunction with Wednesday’s riot at the US Capitol, yet another technology platform has taken action against President Donald Trump.
On Thursday, the president’s account was disabled by Twitch, indicating he can no longer use the site to stream to his followers.
“We have disabled President Trump’s Twitch channel in the face of yesterday’s shocking attack on the Capitol,” a company spokesperson told Engadget.
“We believe this is a necessary step to protect our community and prevent Twitch from being used to incite further violence, given the current extraordinary circumstances and the incendiary rhetoric of the President.”
Earlier in the day, several other prominent tech firms, including Facebook, Twitter and Shopify, took action against the involvement of the president on their respective sites.
It’s not the first time the President has been reprimanded by Twitch. In June, after broadcasting segments from his 2020 Tulsa and one of his 2016 campaign stops, the firm briefly suspended his account.
At the time, the organization blamed its rules on hateful acts and abuse for the decision, claiming that when he made disparaging comments regarding Mexican refugees, the president violated them.