China Blocks Live-Streaming Platform Twitch
Livestreaming service Twitch has 15 million day by day dynamic users, however, fans in China are getting shut out. Since 20 September, Twitch’s site has been inaccessible from the nation and its application has been expelled from the local Apple App Store. Twitch affirmed to The Verge that it had been blocked across the country.
The service had seen a detectable lift in fame a month ago, as spotted by Abacus. Last month, Twitch hit the No. 3 spot among free applications in China because of the Asian Games‘ e-sports competition, as the games was not broadcast on state-run media in China, many locals turn to twitch to watch e-sports matches.
No official statement has been discharged by Chinese authorities to clarify why Twitch has been blocked. In any case, The Verge writer Shannon Liao suggested that the most recent censorship was a cautionary measure that the Chinese government’s take for a Western media platform that seems to be growing in popularity, before anything controversial happens.