Donald Trump launches on Twitch, the popular live video platform for gamers

The US president aired a rally Thursday night on this site owned by Amazon since 2014.

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On Twitch, live video is accompanied by a chat, to the right of the video.

US President Donald Trump opened a channel on the Amazon-owned Twitch live video platform on Thursday, Oct. 10, to broadcast his campaign rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Friday noon, the channel had more than 41,000 subscribers and the video of the meeting, in which Donald Trump has multiplied personal attacks against his opponents Democrats, posted 180,000 views. The channel's homepage also posted links to support the presidential candidate's campaign for re-election in 2020.

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The Twitch platform, popular with video game enthusiasts, who can broadcast their live games and watch other players' games, is designed to host live footage and clips from these sequences.

She made her talk on Wednesday for a completely different reason: the attack on a synagogue in Halle, Germany, which left two dead and two seriously wounded, filmed by the shooter, was broadcast live for thirty-five hours. five minutes on Twitch and viewed in total by 2,200 people before the platform removes it.

15 million users

Even Donald Trump is not the first American policy to get a foothold on Twitch, the arrival of the President of the United States puts a new spotlight on this platform, owned by Amazon since 2014 and daily appointments. approximately 15 million users, according to the Business of Apps website.

The richest man in the world and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, has become over the months a favorite target of the US President as the owner of the Washington Post – the reputed newspaper is taxed as"Enemy of the people" and source of "Fake news" by the host of the White House.

Donald Trump is also not known to carry in his heart video games, which he held partly responsible in August killings that have killed 31 in Texas and Ohio.


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