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Twitch ban in China adds to latest government crackdown

It has now been confirmed that Twitch, the popular streaming platform has been completely banned over in China. This relates to both the Twitch website and the Twitch app that millions of gamers had been accessing in the country.

eSports is a massive draw in China and Twitch was a primary source for watching professionals play games such as Fortnite, amongst others.

Now they will have to find other ways to keep themselves busy, as Twitch has been the latest victim of the ongoing Chinese Government censorship list which includes other high-profile websites such as Facebook, YouTube, Google, Gmail, Twitter and Instagram.

The most obvious alternative will be the use of VPNs which are still allowed in China, but no doubt that this will still be sending out shockwaves amongst residents who have to put up with yet more censorship.

What is your reaction to this, do you think it was only a matter of time?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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