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Game Streamers Suspended on Twitch and Facebook Move to YouTube

Twitch has raised the bar on streamer behavior amid #MeToo movement. 

    

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

When a handful of streamers were recently banned or suspended by the live-streaming platforms Twitch and Facebook following accusations of sexual harassment, their careers didn’t end. At least three streamers simply picked up and shifted their focus over to YouTube.

For streamers, YouTube is often the best available option. Though known for its short videos, YouTube is the second-largest live video-game site, trailing only Twitch, and it’s growing fast.