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Technology Donald Trump launches channel on game-streaming service Twitch

04:00  11 october  2019
04:00  11 october  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Move over Dr Disrespect, Ninja, and Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump is becoming a streamer . Today, the President of the United States created his own Twitch channel , a streaming service owned by Amazon, a company that has been the subject of much criticism from Trump during his tenure as

Donald Trump is spreading his social media wings with the launch of a channel on Twitch . Trump is at least the third candidate for president to create a presence on the video game streaming service.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: President Trump has launched an account on the live game-streaming service Twitch. Drew Angerer/Getty Images© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. President Trump has launched an account on the live game-streaming service Twitch. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Trump's account has about 7,000 followers but hasn't posted any content as of this writing, but the move suggests the president will use the platform to live-stream videos to his supporters as part of his 2020 re-election bid. Other candidates to launch Twitch accounts include Democrats Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang.

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Sometimes, he’ll stream another game after dinner. If there’s an interruption in his normal schedule, Trump will usually update his Twitch .TV If Trump is participating in any events, you can often find them talked about in the News section of the forum. You can also follow Trump Fans on social media

Although not a fan of social media, Trump is one of the industry's most prolific users, using his Twitter account to announce policy changes and criticize his opponents. His 65.5 million followers on Twitter put him just out of the top 10 most-followed Twitter accounts. He also has nearly 15 million followers on Instagram, although he posts on that account far less frequently than he does on Twitter.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Trump has launched an account on the live game-streaming service Twitch.© CNET

President Trump has launched an account on the live game-streaming service Twitch.

His choice to expand his social media presence by going two Twitch, which 15 million users visit daily to watch others play video games , is a bit of double irony for the president. Trump is well known for accusing social media of harboring liberal bias and suppression of conservative voices, but he's also blamed video games for contributing to the "glorification of violence in our society."

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YouTube Gaming will launch with dedicated channels for 250,000 games , as well as “ channels from a wide array of game publishers and YouTube Twitch made headlines in May 2015 for banning the streaming of Adults Only rated games the week before ultra-violent isometric shooter Hatred was

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And then there's Amazon , which paid about $970 million for Twitch in 2014. Trump has made the internet retail giant one of his favorite targets, making repeated accusations that the company is taking advantage of its delivery partnership with the US Postal Service.

Its CEO, Jeff Bezos, has also been a frequent target of Trump's attacks, with the president widely seen as targeting the company because Bezos owns The Washington Post, which has reported critically on the president.

The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Twitch Studio, the company’s streaming software for new users, is now in open beta .
The streaming site’s first software product is now available to everyoneLive-streaming is technically quite difficult: it’s live video production, which requires an understanding of the occasionally arcane ecosystem of software and plugins that make it possible. Like every other technologically difficult thing, it also requires a willingness to read a ton of forum comments in search of answers to troubleshoot whatever weird issue you’re having.

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