Twitch Updates Policy To Go After Those Who Spread Disinformation

Twitch updated its Spam, Scams and Malicious Conduct Policy to prohibit people who spread disinformation from using the streaming service. According to Twitch, said bad actors have three characteristics:

  1. They persistently share false information
  2. They share information that has been widely disproven
  3. They share information that can be harmful, like conspiracies that promote violence.

Disinformation isn’t a massive problem on Twitch. But clearly they’re trying to get ahead of something. I have to wonder if this is a response to Russia, anti-vaxxers, or something else. Whatever the reason, it will be interesting to see how streamers respond to this.

 If you see someone violating the new policy, you can report it to Twitch at OSIT@twitch.tv with supporting evidence.

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