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Ninja says Twitch used his profile to promote porn

Ninja says Twitch used his profile to promote porn

The American Fortnite gamer, whose real name is Tyler Blevins, recently jumped ship from Amazon-owned streaming giant Twitch, to Microsoft's Mixer platform.

After posting a video calling out the platform, it appears Twitch was eventually able to solve the issue and also returned the streamers profile to the generic offline screen rather than the redirect it had been using the page for prior with the comment "The streamer you're looking for us in another castle". Turns out that porn's quite popular, and so was clicking on Ninja's channel to see what the brewing scandal was before Twitch took action two hours later.

Ninja posted on Twitter shortly after, apologizing to anybody that saw the recommendation and expressing his disgust that something like this happened.

Ninja's Twitch channel now sports approximately 14,713,000 followers. This wasn't Twitch's Host Mode, but rather a simple list of peak viewer-based recommendations with Ninja's branding on the page.

Since then, Twitch CEO Emmet Shear responded to the controversy, claiming they're testing new systems to surface "recommended" content in offline channels.

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Since leaving at the beginning of August, Ninja's former streaming space was replaced with recommendations for other channels, a move which he says has only been applied to his channel and not to other people who have made a decision to leave the platform.

Earlier this month, Ninja left Twitch for an exclusivity agreement with Microsoft's streaming service Mixer.

Ninja finishes off by saying, "this is the line, this is the straw, we are trying to get the whole channel taken down to begin with or at least not promote other streamers and other channels on my brand and on my freaking profile". He concludes with an apology to Ninja, "It wasn't our intent, but it should not have happened. So for anyone who saw that, I apologize and I'm sorry".

Twitch says that the launch of Twitch Studio is in an effort to open up streaming and give new streamers an easier experience of getting started.