Amazon’s livestreaming service Twitch will police users’ behavior outside of its platform

Washington Post

Amazon’s livestreaming service Twitch announced Wednesday that it will enforce its conduct policy on extreme behavior that happens outside of its platform. That includes deadly violence, membership in a hate group, terrorism, threats of mass violence, nonconsensual sexual activity, exploitation of children, threats against Twitch staff, and any threats of violence at a Twitch event.

“Taking action against misconduct that occurs entirely off our service is a novel approach for both Twitch and the industry at large, but it’s one we believe — and hear from you — is crucial to get right,” Twitch wrote in a blog post, detailing its new rules that apply to all Twitch users.

Twitch’s rules previously focused on streamers’ behavior on the platform and while it had historically taken action against serious misconduct that happened off platform, it didn’t specify this in its guidelines. (Twitch is owned by Amazon, whose founder, Jeff Bezos, owns The Washington Post.) The new update is a response to multiple incidents, including the wave of #MeToo allegations that swept the gaming industry last year. When several women raised concerns over Twitch streamers, alleging misconduct, the company realized its current policy around poor behavior that occurs outside of the platform needed more clarity, Twitch spokesperson Gabriella Raila told The Post.

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One thought on “Amazon’s livestreaming service Twitch will police users’ behavior outside of its platform

  1. Well Jeff Bozos is gonna be hung as well, no sense worry about their little Stasi programs

    It is all understood where all of this is going, so NWO exactly when and where do you expect the real fight to start..!!

    Shit they can label anything a hate group at will, when you think about it, they are part of a hate group and are 100% excluding the majority of Americans in their calculated assault, I think they hate us, they must be Anti-Bill of rights…!


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