Twitch will monitor user behavior outside the service to ban them in case of violations of the platform rules

Twitch will monitor user behavior outside the service to ban them in case of violations of the platform rules

Twitch plans to tackle off-site violations of site rules. Representatives of the company published in the blog examples of cases for which users can be blocked under the new regulations.

Twitch Administration:

“Off-site violations we take action fall into two categories (to be specific, this applies to incidents outside of Twitch):

1. Harassment outside of the service that relates to an incident on Twitch. Example: When reviewing a Twitch harassment complaint (for example, inappropriate chat comments), we also consider proven related claims on other social media platforms if they have been reported to us.

2. Behavior outside of the service that is not related to a specific incident on Twitch, but poses a significant threat to the Twitch community. This category includes acts of violence or harm, including threats of mass violence, child molestation, participation in or leadership of a group that incites hatred, and so on. ”

Representatives of the site said that it is quite difficult to consider incidents outside the service. Therefore, Twitch began partnering with a law firm with experience in this. The platform administration called the new user monitoring policy “a necessary measure.” She also encouraged users to report violations of the service regulations by email on Twitch.

At the end of 2020, the company revised rules for counteracting aggression and incitement to hatred on the site. Under the new regulation, users can be punished for using emotes that indicate racial and other stereotypes in a negative way. With the introduction of the new policy, harassment includes obsessive comments of a sexual nature and compliments, if the site user considers them unnecessary.

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