Twitch promote porn stream on Ninja's old streaming account

Carla Harmon
August 12, 2019

Yesterday, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins" posted a video to Twitter in which he stated that his previous streaming platform Twitch seemingly promoted a "porn account' on his inactive channel.

Twitch partner Dr. Disrespect is also contemplating making the switch too, meaning we could potentially see Twitch's title as the "leading live streaming video service for video games in the US", dwindle.

This morning, a channel showing porn was one of the most-watched streams on the platform, attracting thousands of viewers before it was shut down by Twitch. Ninja followed up his tweet with another one where he mentions that Twitch has now removed the objectionable content from the website. If you visited his old Twitch page on August 11th, however, rather than finding his old broadcasts, you were presented with a list of popular live channels instead. That's because his now dormant account has been been used to promote other Twitch channels over the last few days.


Since leaving at the beginning of August, Ninja's former streaming space was replaced with recommendations for other channels, a move which he says has only been applied to his channel and not to other people who have chose to leave the platform. "This helps all streamers as it creates new community connections". However, the lewd content that appeared on the [Ninja] offline channel page grossly violates our terms of service, and we've permanently suspended the account in question.

"We have also suspended these recommendations while we investigate how this content came to be promoted".

Following Ninja's transition to Microsoft's Mixer, Ninja has taken to his personal Twitter account to discuss what has recently happened regarding his departure. However, Ninja said he discovered Twitch had been using his inactive channel to advertise other streamers to the 14.5 million followers he amassed.


Twitch says that the launch of Twitch Studio is in an effort to open up streaming and give new streamers an easier experience of getting started.

"On a more personal note, I apologize want to apologize directly to Ninja that this happened".


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