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US House Votes Down Amendment to Stop Army Recruitment on Twitch, AOC Expresses Concern About Tech Literacy Among Lawmakers

The House of Representatives has voted down an amendment designed to prevent the US Army from recruiting through video games, with U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) expressing concern at tech literacy within Congress.Ocasio-Cortez filed the measure earlier this month after backlash against the Army’s activities on Twitch forced it to suspend activities on the livestreamingRead More

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US Army Will Reportedly Halt Twitch Activities After Backlash

The United States Army will suspend its activities on the streaming platform Twitch, for the time being, due to the negative backlash the organization has received in recent weeks.According to reporter Rod “Slasher” Breslau, the negative response to the Army’s activities on Twitch — including orchestrating giveaways that lead to recruitment pages (which Twitch banned),Read More

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Twitch Blocks US Army From Sending Stream Viewers to Recruitment Page for Alleged Fake Giveaway

Twitch has blocked the U.S. Army from running controller giveaways after they were allegedly found to redirect viewers to a military recruitment page.A report from The Nation dug into how the US Military is using online gaming to recruit teens. The Nation found that viewers watching the Army’s channel were being presented with chat promptsRead More