Published: Mon, August 12, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Ninja disgusted with Twitch after it shows pornographic content on deactivated profile

Ninja disgusted with Twitch after it shows pornographic content on deactivated profile

The stream made it onto the list of recommendations on Ninja's channel, as shown in this image.

Ninja, the streamer who recently shook the streaming industry with his decision to leave Twitch and work exclusively with Microsoft's Mixer, has accused Twitch of promoting a "porn account" on his old page.

Yesterday, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins" posted a video to Twitter in which he stated that his previous streaming platform Twitch seemingly promoted a "porn account' on his inactive channel.

Unfortunately, as with most things decided by the algo, things went south very quickly and the recommended channels began hosting NSFW content.

Ninja posted a video on Twitter shortly after, apologizing to anybody that saw the recommendation. It wasn't our intent, but it should not have happened. He noted that Twitch doesn't promote other streams on anyone else's channel and apologized for the issue.

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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 chose to leave the platform.

Shear also suggested that recommending similar streams on channels that are offline is something that we'll soon see on a broader scale.

But for anyone who thinks that Ninja's new venture will get him to lose a lot of followers, you will be surprised to hear that in about more than a week he already sits just shy of 1.5 million subscribers. He indicated that he has no control over what was being promoted, and noted in a followup Tweet that "this wouldn't even have been an issue if they didnt use my channel to promote others in the first place". Twitch took the extreme step of shutting down streaming for newly created accounts in the wake of that attack, and later it filed a lawsuit against 100 unnamed defendants the company says were responsible.

"Well now, there was a porn account that was number one being recommended on my channel, and I have no say in any of this stuff", Ninja stated.

"For anyone who saw that, for anyone whose kids, or didn't obviously want to see that, I apologize and I'm sorry", he concluded.

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