Twitch Will Ban Users For Serious Off-Platform Conduct And Harassment

Twitch has outlined more clearly its plan for addressing off-platform harassment and serious misconduct. In a blog post, the company categorized off-platform harassment into two sections: Harassment that occurs on Twitch and other platforms, and harassment that takes place entirely off-platform.

Category one covers cases where harassment takes place both on Twitch and off of it. Citing a specific example of what counts as the first category, Twitch stated that it would take related harassment on Twitter into account when investigating a reported misconduct incident during a Twitch livestream.

The newer part is category two: Twitch will now “enforce against serious offenses that pose a substantial safety risk to the Twitch community, even if these actions occur entirely off Twitch.” The platform goes onto enumerate what behaviors fall under this umbrella, including:

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Author: Jenny Zheng