Twitch is banning its worst offenders to improve the platform

Twitch has announced sweeping changes after dozens of allegations of sexual harassment emerged from gaming and streaming communities on the platform. Part of the plan to make these communities safer is to completely remove alleged abusers from the platform. Streamers and community members who violate community guidelines could face suspensions and bans depending on the severity of the case.

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      An update on our investigations into the recent allegations of sexual abuse and harassment involving Twitch streamers and actions we’re taking. https://blog.twitch.tv/en/2020/06/24/an-update-to-our-community/ 

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      Twitch claims that it is reviewing every case as they are revealed, with the most severe cases being prioritized first. Those who violate the Community Guidelines or Terms of Service have been issued “permanent suspensions.” Many of the cases Twitch is investigating have occurred outside of the scope of the platform. In these cases, determining how they violated Twitch’s guidelines and the appropriate punishment might take additional time. Twitch also stated that certain allegations will require contacting law enforcement and other outside agencies to help investigate details of the case.

      Multiple streamers who have allegations against them have already seen bannings. Below is a list of confirmed streamers who have been banned so far: