Popular Twitch streamer Hasan has been banned from the platform for what appears to be a false copyright strike. Hasan shared a Twitch email with his followers, in which he claims that Hasan’s Twitch channel was suspended for two days and received a copyright claim. In fact, he was talking about a variety of topics, including the ongoing Georgia Senate race. The video in question, as well as the archived video, has been removed from the platform.
According to this email, it claims that the person who issued the copyright warning is from Censored TV, a right-leaning video platform that recently interviewed Kanye West. The specific person the claim came from is Censored TV CTO Ray Aguilar, who claims that he hit Hasan’s Twitch account as one of the Censored TV videos appearing on his latest stream.
Of course, Hasan has criticized the decision via his personal Twitch account, as he believes the copyright strike was issued to silence criticism of the far-right. In a tweet today, Hasan claims that Aguilar is using Twitch’s copyright system to “remove someone covering and criticizing his dumb ideas” and labels the move “absolutely pathetic.”
It’s been a known fact for a while that both Twitch and YouTube have clearly exploitable flaws in their copyright systems, allowing people who might disagree with a video’s views or criticism to simply remove it. issuing false copyright claims. Hasan has not made it clear if he will challenge the decision, but his Twitch channel will be reinstated in just under 48 hours, regardless of the outcome.
Hasan fans will know that this definitely isn’t the first time he’s been banned from Twitch, as last year the streamer was removed for using the term “cracker,” which is considered an “anti-white slur.” The entire debacle actually started a major controversy over racism within Twitch, even prompting the platform to revise its policies on name calling and bans.
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