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Twitch promotes porn on Ninja’s offline channel

Earlier this month, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins announced his departure from popular Streaming platform Twitch in a move to begin streaming exclusively on rival platform Mixer.

Since then, Ninja’s Twitch account has remained inactive on Twitch, that is until Twitch decided to promote other streams on his offline channel. One of these promotions on Ninja’s channel happened to include a promotion for a porn stream, which is, of course, against Twitch’s own terms of service.

Earlier today, NInja released a video on his Twitter account condemning Twitch’s use of his channel for advertising and the obvious porn slip up calling it “disgusting.”

According no Ninja, this isn’t the only issue he’s had with Twitch following the move to Mixer. He says that over the last couple of days, “there had been some things going on that, you know, we let slide. They were kind of annoying little jabs we felt like, but it didn’t matter, we wanted to stay professional.”

Following Ninja’s move to Mixer, Twitch changed Ninja’s normal offline page, which every stream has, to a specialized page displaying other Fortnite streamers.

Following this though, Ninja’s name was removed and you get some porn prominently displayed at the top of the page.

Twitch also removed Ninja’s Twitch verification following the announcement of his Mixer exclusivity.

Following the incident, Twitch CEO Emmett Shear apologized for the slip up explaining that Twitch had been, “experimenting with showing recommended content across Twitch, including on streamer’s pages that are offline.”

Many online users, including Ninja himself, feel that his channel was singled out for this “experiment,” especially following the jabs Twitch has been dishing out following NInja’s departure.

This isn’t the first controversy Twitch has faced. Only a couple weeks ago, popular streamer Alinity purposely fed her cat alcohol while live on stream and suffered no punishment from Twitch.

Many have had growing concerns over Twitch’s lack of professionalism, its inconstant enforcement of its rules, and its treatment of its streams. Following these issues with Ninja, skepticism around the platform can only grow.

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