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Popular Twitch Streamers Hasan Piker and Vaush Banned From Platform for Racism Against White People

Popular far-left Twitch streamers Hasan Piker and Vaush have been banned from the platform for using slurs against white people.

Both men were indefinitely suspended for using racial slurs including “cracker.”

On Monday, Piker used the slur during a broadcast with approximately 40,000 viewers. He was banned shortly after the stream concluded.

Vaush, whose real name is Ian Kochinski, announced he was banned for using the same type of slurs early Tuesday morning.

Kochinski shared an email that he said was from Twitch, which read in part, “based on the review of your activity or content, we have issued a Community Guidelines strike on your account. Due to the severe nature of this violation, or the fact that you’ve incurred multiple violation(s), your access to Twitch services is indefinitely restricted.”

The Twitch terms of service explicitly prohibit hateful conduct.

“We will take action on all instances of hateful conduct and harassment, with an increasing severity of enforcement when the behavior is targeted, personal, graphic, or repeated/prolonged, incites further abuse, or involves threats of violence or coercion,” the rules state. “The most egregious violations may result in an indefinite suspension on the first offense.”

Timcast has reached out to Twitch for comment and will update this article if a response is provided.

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