Twitch has updated its hate speech moderation rules to 10 (down from 7). A new section for complaints “Sexual Harassment” has also been introduced.
Now, in order not to be accused of this, the following prohibitions must be considered:
- Providing Undesirable Sexual Attentions to Another Person
- Undesirable objectifying speech related to sexual body parts or sexual activities of another person
- Repeated comments expressing a personal opinion about the attractiveness of another person
- Unsolicited language that describes overt sexual behavior with another person
- Degrading Allegations About Another Person’s Alleged Sexual Conduct or Sexual Morality
- Derogatory statements related to human sexual health
- Attempts to coerce others to provide sexually explicit material or services through threats, bribery, or otherwise
- Distribution of unwanted and unsolicited links to images or videos with naked people or sexual provocations
- Distribution or threats of distribution of private materials of an obscene or sexually explicit nature without the permission of the person depicted in them
Sexual harassment is strictly prohibited on Twitch, whether it is directed at users of our platform or others. If necessary, we will take into account information (for example, suspensions, channel blockings, user complaints, etc.) from the persons to whom such behavior was directed in order to better understand when harassment and other statements related to appearance were undesirable. even if they do not appear to be overtly demeaning.
Twitch explained the difference between hate speech and harassment, and also said that creators are responsible for moderating hate speech and harassment in their communities. All changes to the new policy can be read here .
The new rules also state that in the event of serious violations, Twitch has the right to provide law enforcement with all the information it has.
The policy will take effect on January 22nd.