As reaction to the ongoing wave of revelations regarding sexual harrassment and abuse Twitch has announced a harder stance, threatening permanent bans to offenders.
Twitch will permanently ban all users who have been convicted of sexual harrassment or assault. Since the weekend countless women have spoken up in Social Media in regards to their experiences in the wider gaming world.
- CS:GO caster HenryG responds to sexual assault allegations
- Dota 2 caster GranDGranT leaves esports scene after accusations of sexual harrassment and assault
- SirActionSlacks appeals to the Community to be better: “It’s not hard to be good people.”
An update on our investigations into the recent allegations of sexual abuse and harassment involving Twitch streamers and actions we’re taking. https://t.co/OLJzU9LEVU
— Twitch (@Twitch) June 25, 2020
Twitch is working on new tools
For major cases Twitch has announced to escalate affairs as necessary to the responsible authorities. Especially for cases outside of the streaming platform investigations will include authorities. Before declaring any sanctions Twitch aims to gather as much information as possible.
In order to do so Twitch is working on additional tools and guidelines to prevent future harrassment and misconduct on Twitch. As one of the first steps the streaming platform will improve “AutoMod” with an updated list of prohibited words.
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