03/08/2022 11:24 a.m.
Along with companies like Microsoft, Apple, Epic Games, CD Projekt Red and more, today it has been revealed that Twitter has imposed a series of sanctions and blockades on Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine. Thus, hundreds of content creators have been affected by this decision.
Through a statement, Twitch has revealed that they will suspend payments to all content creators in Russia. Thus, these sanctions go beyond consumers, and they are severely affecting the people who live on this platform. This was what was said about it:
“Payments to the financial institution associated with your Twitch account have been blocked as a result of the sanctions. Twitch complies with economic sanctions imposed by the US and other governments, and is complying with those imposed in response to the situation in Ukraine. These penalties may limit or impact your access to payments, ability to monetize your stream, and/or financially support other creators.
We understand how frustrating and difficult this is and would like to assure you that if you are unable to provide an alternative financial institution, we will do our best to pay out the income you have earned as soon as we are permitted to do so.”
In addition to this, several Twitch content creators in Russia have told The Washington Post that they expected this type of response, but not so quickly. Similarly, These people assure that they will continue broadcasting on this platform, even if they do not receive money.
On related topics, TikTok and Netflix block their content for Russia. Similarly, Activision Blizzard joins this trend.
Via: Washington Post
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