The US Army esports channel on Twitch is not your regular Twitch channel. As per the report, it maintains its own chat rules that go beyond the Twitch rules and guidelines. But it seems like the content moderators were a little unsettled when the question about the US war crimes was asked. Consequently, the US Army’s Twitch account banned any further questions related to the US war crimes, as per the report.
Esports journalist Rod Breslau posted a video clip of the stream on Twitter which shows a user asking the question in the chat: “What’s your favorite U.S. war crime?”. Next, a notification appears saying that the message could not be posted due to the channel’s moderation settings. The question was reframed as: “what’s your favorite u.s. w4r cr1me?” and posted again on the chat.
just having a good time with the US Army esports twitch stream @JordanUhl https://t.co/qnjyxg1KP0
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) 1594248698000
“Have a nice time getting banned, my dude,” replied Green Beret Joshua “Strotnium” David, the Army esports member. The stream was stopped soon afterwards. When it resumed, only the viewers following the channel for at least 24 hours were allowed to post in the chat.