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Twitch’s “Open letter” brings in new policies to curb hate raids on the platform

Twitch’s “Open letter” brings in new policies to curb hate raids on the platform

Twitch “Open letter” brings in new policies to curb hate raids on the platform
Twitch has always been vocal about protecting the platform against targeted abuse and spreading hate. Angela Hession, Vice President of Global Trust and Safety at Twitch, published an open letter on January 12, stressing on introducing several landmark policies that will help protect the community against new and evolving threats of all kinds. Curb hate […]

Twitch has always been vocal about protecting the platform against targeted abuse and spreading hate. Angela Hession, Vice President of Global Trust and Safety at Twitch, published an open letter on January 12, stressing on introducing several landmark policies that will help protect the community against new and evolving threats of all kinds. Curb hate on Twitch, Twitch’s new policies, Twitch’s new regulations, Twitch Vice President Hession, Open Letter on Twitch

The letter talked about in detail the harassment against various streamers in year 2021 on the basis of colour, sex, gender identity. Despite the platform’s attempt to curb harassment of these kinds, malpractices crept in. Thus, they look forward to the year 2022 to better handle these troublemakers and make Twitch a safer place.

Read it from here: https://safety.twitch.tv/s/safety-news/detail?language=en_US&post=An-Open-Letter-from-Our-Head-of-Trust-and-Safety

“As 2021 showed us, there will always be highly motivated bad actors who work to spread hate and evade our protections,” Hession wrote.

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“So even as we think and build at scale, we also need to consider these specific outliers who are set on causing harm on our service and others.”

The company outlined a few improvements that will be available for streamers in the new year:

  • Improvements to the user reporting and appeals process
  • Updates to how Creators can use the information from Suspicious User Detection
  • Updates to Twitch sexual content policy
  • Updates about Twitch Safety Advisory •Council, which are inspired by user feedback
  • More and better educational content and programming on Twitch Safety Center, live streams, and more.

“As I mentioned, safety is not an end state. There is so much more to come. We’ll continue to listen to and gather more of your feedback, roll out new policies and products, and share consistent updates around our progress”, Hession briefed.

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This comes at a time when many have been criticising Twitch for not taking effective actions against the trending TV metadrama. Though the platform didn’t address it directly, it is eager to ramp up its broadcast guidelines and policies.

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