Twitch promises solution to hate-raiding
#TwitchDoBetter has been trending as streamers, particularly from marginalized groups, protest the simplicity and prevalence of what's called hate raiding.
Twitch has responded and claimed it's working on solutions to combat the scourge and has apparently identified a vulnerability in its automated filters that will help prevent armies of bots from clogging up channels.
- Hate-raiding has become an acute issue for Twitch
- Marginalized streamers being persistently harassed
- Account names containing offensive terms are used
- Multiple streamers report that the issue has worsened
New tools: “We're launching channel-level ban evasion detection and account verification improvements later this year,” according to Twitch. “We’re working hard to launch these tools as soon as possible, and we hope they will have a big impact.”
Persistent threat: Twitch acknowledges that its “work is never done” on this front and will keep communicating with streamers. A report released earlier this year revealed that 15% of user reports led to enforcement actions, while only 2% of reports against hateful comments and harassment were acted upon.