In a 292-126 vote on Thursday night, the U.S. House rejected an amendment by U.S. envoy Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes, DN, that would include restrictions on U.S. military announcements, according to the report.
More than 2 – 1 defeat of the Democrats’ plan means that the military can continue to advertise the set in Twitch – a streaming platform popular among online gamers.
Earlier on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortes called on Twitter to persuade lawmakers to support her proposal.
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“War is not a game,”; she wrote. “Twitch is a popular platform for FAR children under the age of military recruitment rules. We should not associate military service with shoot-and-shoot games and competitions.
“The Marines pulled out of Twitch simply,” she added. It’s time to follow up. “
The Army, Navy, Air Force and National Guard are involved in sponsorships and partnerships around the world of so-called “electronic sports,” according to an ESports observer.
But the Marines and Coast Guard – no. In May, Military.com referred to a document on the selection of Marines for 2019, which was submitted to the Advisory Committee on Women’s Defense in the field of services.
“The strategy of the national marketing brand does not include future plans to create e-sports teams or create branded games,” the Marine wrote. “This is partly due to the belief that the brand and the problems associated with combat are too serious to be” gamified “responsibly.”
The same report noted, however, that in January, the Marines launched the Academic Skills Program in conjunction with Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which offers free play time for successful high school and college students.
Marine recruiters have also attended export tournaments – signaling at least some contact with activities that attract 72 percent of men and 49 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 29, according to Military.com.
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After the vote on Thursday, Ocasio-Cortes returned to Twitter to put a positive result.
“The good news is that most of the Dem party supported this amendment,” she wrote. “It’s a really strong start for that, because this is the first time this issue has been brought before Congress.”
Thirteen members of the House did not vote in favor of changing the amendment, according to an ESports observer.