Twitch is streaming the Republican and Democratic conventions as a ‘public service’

Twitch announced yesterday that it would be streaming both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions live on its platform, a first for a company that — until a recent diversification effort — has focused primarily on video games. In addition to the streams, the company is also introducing a new of new voting-themed emotes for viewers to use in chat channels, including a cracked blue Liberty Bell, a prancing red Republican elephant, and site mascot Kappa in a boater hat. – Rich McCormick, The Verge