Published: Mon, August 12, 2019

Twitch are sorry that they put porn on Ninja's vacant channel

Twitch are sorry that they put porn on Ninja's vacant channel

The video game streaming star posted a video Sunday accusing Amazon-owned Twitch of using his channel to advertise other streams, including pornography. In retrospect, this has completely backfired on Twitch as now that it has been made public it could lead fellow Twitch streamers to think less of Twitch and more of Microsoft's Mixer.

Ninja published the video after discovering that Twitch was promoting other streamers on his now-dead channel, including a porn account. One of the top streams that Twitch has today promoted on Ninja's channel page was hardcore porn - meaning that anyone that went to the twitch.tv/Ninja page was greeted with a stream recommendation that showed pornographic material.

It makes sense that Twitch wouldn't want to sit on Ninja's 14.7 million channel followers without using his now-offline channel for some gain. However, in the 10 days since they had also decided to make the most of all those redundant bookmarks and browser address-bar autocompletes by providing a list of other live Fortnite streamers for visitors to Ninja's old channel page to go and check out in his now-permanent absence.

Since then, Twitch CEO Emmet Shear responded to the controversy, claiming they're testing new systems to surface "recommended" content in offline channels.


While we appreciate Twitch trying to give other streamers a leg-up by featuring them on Blevins' old page, we do also understand why he's not a fan of his page being used for this. "This helps all streamers as it creates new community connections". "It wasn't our intent, but it should not have happened". No excuses" and that the platform has thus far "suspended these recommendations while we investigate how this content came to be promoted.

Live streaming platform Twitch has announced the launch of Twitch Studio, its first broadcasting software.

Usually, when a streamer stops streaming on Twitch, their Video on Demand content is still available for viewing.

It's been close to two weeks since Tyler "Ninja" Blevins left Twitch to join the greener fields over at Mixer, and the breakup seemed to have gone down well. The streamer said he was "disgusted and so sorry" for users who had seen this.

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