AOC’s ‘twitch’ amendment to limit US military ads failed: report


According to a report, in Thursday night 292–126 vote, the US House rejected an amendment by the US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., may have placed limits on US military recruitment advertisements.

More than a 2-to-1 defeat of the Democrats’ plan means soldiers can continue to recruit ads on Twitch, a streaming platform popular with online gamers.

Earlier on Twitter on Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez appealed to convince lawmakers to withdraw their proposal.

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“War is not a game,” she wrote. Twar is a popular platform for FAR children under military recruitment rules. We should not face military service with ‘shoot-a-up’ style games and competitions.

“The Marines pulled out of the twitch for a reason,” she said. It is time to follow his lead. “

The Army, Navy, Air Force and National Guard all participate in sponsorship and participation in the world of so-called “e-sports”, The eSports Observer reported.

But the Marine Corps and Coast Guard do not. In May, Military.com cited a 2019 Marine Corps recruitment document that was submitted to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in Services.

Marine Corps wrote, “The national marketing brand strategy does not include future plans to establish eSports teams or create branded games.” “This is part of the belief that issues related to the brand and the fight are too serious to be ‘serious’ in a responsible way.”

However, the same report mentions that in January, the Marines launched an academic excellence program in association with Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which provides free playing time to high school and college students.

As reported by Military.com, Marine Corps recruiters have also participated in escort tournaments – exposure to at least some activity that attracts 72 percent of men and 49 percent of women.

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After Thursday’s vote, Ocasio-Cortez returned to Twitter to put a positive spin on the result.

“Good news: The majority of the demo party supported this amendment,” she wrote. “This is a really solid start because this is the first time this issue has been brought before the Congress.”

Thirteen House members did not vote on the amendment, The eSports Observer reported.

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