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Twitch banned in China

Twitch becomes the latest victim of Chinese government as it is now banned / Twitch

China has allegedly blocked game streaming service Twitch as the Amazon-owned gaming platform gained popularity in the country.

Twitch occupied the number three spot among free apps in China as it was the only platform to livestream e-sports matches at the Asian Games after the state-run broadcaster CCTV chose not to air the tournament.

According to the Verge, the Twitch website has been unavailable in China since 20 September and its app has also been removed from the local Apple App Store. The Chinese government so far has not issued any official statement.

Twitch joins Facebook, Google, YouTube and Reddit, which are all blocked by the Chinese government.

China also allegedly banned Peppa Pig, the British pre-school cartoon, from trending on Chinese short video platform Douyin.

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