Live-Stream Gaming Services Emerge As Political Platforms

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We first saw it with Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar — the use of the live streaming service Twitch to engage younger voters.

Hasan Piker, the top streamer on Twitch, used his platform to provide 80-plus hours of progressive political commentary to his followers during election week.

Ben Brock Johnson, who covers technology for Here & Now and hosts the "Endless Thread" podcast, helps us understand why politicians and commentators are turning to Twitch.

This segment aired on November 17, 2020.


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