U.S. Army Twitch Account Has Been Lying to Viewers
Twitch has officially taken action against the U.S. Army Twitch channel because of their continued abuse of giveaways. The channel has been a way for the U.S. Army to look for potential recruits, but apparently it has been running fake giveaways and artificially inflating their numbers through giveaways to bring in the viewers. Twitch viewers who tried to sign up for giveaways were sent to a recruitment page and Twitch has officially taken action by removing the applicable promotions. The giveaways that led Twitch viewers to a recruitment page apparently involved a chance to win an Xbox Elite Series 2 controller.
After realizing the link to a giveaway on the U.S. Army Twitch channel led people to a recruitment page, many people took to Twitter and other channels to let Twitch know how they felt about it. While Twitch has been silent on some of the controversies on its platform, apparently they took notice to the fraudulent giveaways and stated: “Per our Terms of Service, promotions on Twitch must comply with all applicable laws. This promotion did not comply with our Terms and we have required them to remove it.”
On top of running a questionable Twitch channel, the U.S. Army is also an official sponsor of Twitch’s esports brand and channel, Twitch Rivals. Due to this, their logo appears at big League of Legends and Valorant events and commentators for these events periodically shout them out as a result. Fans of the U.S. Army have been citing the First Amendment of support for their Twitch channel but they have little evidence that the channel didn’t break the Terms of Service pertaining to giveaways.
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