Trump Joins Amazon-Owned Twitch Channel as Part of Election Campaign Efforts for 2020
- Donald Trump launched a channel on the popular game streaming site.
- The channel attracted over 55,000 followers in 24 hours
- In addition to selling merchandise, the page broadcasts campaign events
This week Donald Trump joined Twitch, Amazon's popular proprietary video streaming platform.
In just over a day, the verified account accumulated 55,860 followers.
So far, the channel has been used to broadcast Trump's campaign rallies, including footage of his speech at a Minnesota rally on October 10.
This week Donald Trump launched a Twitch channel (pictured above) to broadcast campaign and fundraising events for 2020.
The channel homepage has links to Trump's merchandise store, as well as options for those who want to donate or voluntarily their campaign.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders also has a Twitch channel, reports The verge.
A number of political figures appeared on the service that was first popularized by video game players, including Cory Booker, Matt Gaetz and Suzan DelBene.
The clip feature allows other Twitch users not officially connected to Trump to isolate their short snippets from the video and label them.
Donald Trump's Twitch Channel attracted over 55,000 followers in just over a day.
The feature provides a look at your audience on the platform.
The channel selected a series of short clips from the rally, including Trump telling a protester in the audience to go home with Mom.
WHAT IS TWITCH?
Twitch is a platform that allows users to stream live video footage.
The service was launched as Justin.tv in 2007.
The site's founders recognized that people were using the site to reproduce themselves by playing video games more than any other activity, and in 2011 they created Twitch as a standalone brand that would focus on games.
An estimated 15 million people watch broadcasts on Twitch every day.
Another clip is called "KEK", a term that the Southern Poverty Law Center says is commonly used by white nationalists as a reference to a fictional god of chaos.
One clip is labeled 'pepelaugh', another reference to Pepe the Frog, another popular figure in white nationalist folklore.
Trump has been a outspoken critic of Jeff Bezos, who bought Twitch in 2014 for an estimated $ 970 million.
"If I become president, oh, they have problems, they will have these problems." Trump said about Amazon and Bezos in 2016.
Twitch has been the center of many controversies in recent years.
Earlier this week, an active sniper in a German synagogue broadcast his wave of murders by Twitch.
During the summer, a woman's flow was interrupted by breastfeeding her child.
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