After the PogChamp emote had to give way, Twitch now bans the US president. A number of other online service providers are also responding to the riots in Washington.
After Twitch first removed the PogChamp emote on the night of January 7th (for the report: Twitch: PogChamp emote removed after unrest in the USA), the account of the incumbent US President, Donald Trump, follows today. The company wants to prevent further calls for violence and to protect its own community.
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In addition to Twitch, Twitter, Facebook and the online shop service provider Shopify have put Trump’s accounts in place. The payment service PayPal also closed an account on which Trump supporters collected funds for the storm on the Capitol, such as the international economic newsletter Quartz im Daily Brief
The handover to the newly elected President Joe Biden will take place on January 20th. Only then will it become clear how Trump’s online accounts will be handled and whether he will have to be criminally responsible in retrospect.