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AOC’s ‘Among Us’ live stream on Twitch accommodates $200K for COVID-19


A live stream on the gaming site, highlighting US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, gets cash for eviction defense and food pantries, in addition to other things.

Live streaming is a platform where people record their gameplay to a live audience online.

In the mid of 2010s, the practice gameplays became popular on US-based sites such as YouTube and later on Twitch, Facebook, and more.

By 2014, Twitch live streaming had more traffic than HBO’s online service. Professional streamers earn income from sponsors, subscriptions, and donations for their live gameplays and live entertaining commentaries.

A live stream on the gaming site, including US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, gets cash for eviction defense and food pantries, among other things. When it comes to Twitch, it appears AOC is doing good.

What happened in the live stream?

US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York got back to the gaming site Friday for a live stream of her and others playing the tremendously famous social derivation game Among Us. In the process, it helped raise $200,000 for individuals deprived during the COVID pandemic.

“We did it!” AOC tweeted. “$200k raised in one live stream (on a whim!) for eviction defense, food pantries, and more. This is going to make such a difference for those who need it most right now. Thank you all.”

The more or less five-hour live stream followed one from last month, wherein AOC played Among Us, intending to get out the vote for Election Day.

Adopting new ways

The stream that showed AOC playing with Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota was one of the most-watched in Twitch’s history.

Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitch endeavors are only the most recent illustration of government officials embracing web-period ways to connect with new crowds.

During his campaign in June, Bernie Sanders created a Twitch channel to help his message reach young voters.

Then early in November, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris posted on Twitter a video of her calling Biden to congratulate him after the US Presidential election was called in his favor.

Lastly, as we all know, in the last four years, Trump has been active on Twitter.

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