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Ninja Left "Disgusted" After Twitch Accidentally Promotes Porn On His Old Channel

12 August 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.

A few days ago, when Ninja left Twitch for Mixer, fans of Ninja suggested that Twitch was being "salty" when it was revealed that Twitch was using Ninja's defunct profile to encourage people to check out other Twitch streams.

Ninja, who also has more than 22 million subscribers on YouTube, amassed more than one million followers on Mixer within a week of joining the platform, which is a much smaller service than Twitch. Since the move, Twitch has been using Ninja's channel and audience to point viewers to other streamers. He posted the concerning video to show his complaint via Twitter on Sunday, with the text "Disgusted and so sorry". This refutes Ninja's claim that Twitch doesn't do this with any other dormant channels, "Just me".

Ninja later said "thank you" after Twitch made changes to his offline channel.

Twitch CEO Emmett Shear apologized to Blevins for the incident, and explained that they had been "experimenting with showing recommended content across Twitch, including on streamers' pages that are offline", and that they've suspended the recommendations "while we investigate how this content came to be promoted".

Shear goes on to say, "This helps all streamers as it creates new community connections. So for anyone who saw that, I apologize and I'm sorry". He concludes with an apology to Ninja, "It wasn't our intent, but it should not have happened".

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

Ninja is best known for streaming "Fortnite", and left Twitch earlier this month to enter into an exclusive partnership with Mixer, Microsoft's new streaming service. "Well now, there was a porn account, who was number one being recommended on my channel and I have no say in any of this stuff". Twitch also states that "sexually suggestive" content is prohibited.

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