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Destiny Baffled By Latest Twitch Ban

Getting banned from Twitch is becoming somewhat of a routine occurrence for many streamers. Twitch has a detailed term of service page, but tiptoeing around these rules doesn't always prevent a ban. As a result, many streamers get banned and aren't sure why.

There are a few reasons for the confusion regarding Twitch bans. One is that when Twitch bans users, the platform isn't clear when revealing the grounds for the ban. Another reason is that Twitch isn't always consistent in its enforcement of the rules, as streamers like Amouranth have pointed out. These unfair bans make up a good portion of the shady side of Twitch, and they leaves many streamers in a perpetual state of confusion as to what they can or can't do.

On March 23, 2022, prominent streamer Destiny was banned seemingly out of nowhere. After his ban, he explained on Youtube, "Twitch never tells me why I get banned. They said that a violation occurred on-stream, and then the three possible things they gave was: 'posting a combination of words and emotes in chat to promote denigration based on race,' 'praising or supporting a hate crime,' and then the third one — this would blow my mind if it's the third one — 'advocating for the exclusion of a group of people based on their disability.' There's no way, right?"

As it turns out, Destiny's most recent ban might not be related to something he said at all, but rather something he showed.

What did Destiny do?

Destiny is no stranger to Twitch's heavy hand. In 2020, the streamer lost his partnership on the grounds of "encouragement of violence" for a statement he made on stream (per Win.gg). Destiny is known for his strong political opinions and argumentative personality during streams, but many viewers are pointing towards someone else's opinions for getting him banned. Twitch recently added a new policy cracking down on misinformation, which ultimately prohibited certain streamers from the platform.

As noted by Forbes, Nick Fuentes is one of those streamers prohibited from appearing on many social media platforms, including Twitter, due to his ties to white nationalism. Reddit users have pointed out that Destiny recently broadcast a debate with Nick Fuentes to his Twitch audience, which may have led to his suspension. Twitch doesn't take kindly to seeing banned personalities on its platform — just ask Hikaru Nakamura, who was recently banned from Twitch after watching footage of Dr Disrespect on his channel.

It is currently unclear how long Destiny's ban will last, but fans can catch his streams on Youtube in the meantime.