The popular live streaming platform Twitch deactivated President Donald Trump’s account on Thursday, the company confirmed in a statement to Polygon.
“In light of yesterday’s shocking attack on the Capitol, we have disabled President Trump’s Twitch channel,” the statement said. “Given the current exceptional circumstances and the president’s incendiary rhetoric, we believe this is a necessary step to protect our community and prevent Twitch from being used to incite further violence.”
On Wednesday, A pro-Trump mob attempted a riot in Washington, DC
The deal of the day, which confirmed the free and fair election of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris, did not close until the early hours of Thursday morning. Four died in the violence, including one person reportedly shot dead by Capitol Police.
Trump had addressed the same crowd on Wednesday morning, hours before the violence began. urged his followers to go to the Capitol. Both parties’ legislators have condemned Trump’s rally as inciting the Capitol attack, which later took place.
This isn’t the first time Trump’s platform has been suspended on Twitch. In June last year, the Amazon-owned company made the decision after re-airing an inflammatory speech against immigrants Temporarily suspend Trump’s account
Also on Thursday, Facebook, which has long allowed Trump to use its platform to promote unsubstantiated claims of a fraudulent election, banned the President’s accounts “indefinitely” When he says that his account cannot be used at least until Biden is opened.
“We believe that the risk that President Trump can continue to use our service during this time is just too great,” wrote Facebook in a press release.
At the time of publication, legislators are proposing both removal from office and appeal to the 25th Amendment. Both could remove Trump from office before his term expires on Jan. 20.