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Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz Has Started A Twitch Channel

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Twitch has been having one hell of a week, so it's a little odd that this is the time that Republican congressman Matt Gaetz has decided to set up his own Twitch channel to bring his "America First message to a new generation of viewers." Announced via his personal Twitter account, Gaetz has now added Twitch to the long list of platforms he already streams on which include Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Expectedly, the announcement has brought forth a decent amount of backlash, mostly over the timing of Gaetz's announcement following a story about Twitch potentially having a massive problem with child predators.

Related: Streamers Taking On Twitch's Gambling Meta Is Long Overdue, Hypocritical, And Worrying It's estimated that 1,976 users on Twitch exhibit "unusual patterns of behavior" that have led researchers to believe that these accounts only really exist to prey on and manipulate young children.

Meanwhile, Matt Gaetz is still being investigated for alleged involvement in sex trafficking and for allegedly having a relationship with a 17-year-old.

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