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Trump joins video streaming platform Twitch for re-election campaign

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(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has joined Amazon Inc’s <AMZN.O> Twitch, his verified account on the video game live-streaming platform showed in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.

A message about Trump’s rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota figures on his channel https://www.twitch.tv/donaldtrump, which garnered more than 7,000 followers by Friday. With 15 million users, the platform is primarily a gaming site but also has channels on sports, music and politics.

U.S. presidential election candidate Bernie Sanders and U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined the video streaming platform earlier this year.

Trump has been an active user of Twitter Inc <TWTR.N>, with more than 65 million followers of his posts on new tariffs in the U.S.-China trade war and other political decisions.

(Reporting by Sabahatjahan Contractor in Bengaluru; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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