Many of us are aware of the ‘trolls’ and hate speeches on live broadcast platforms. The US-based broadcasting platform Twitch has taken a new step to prevent such situations from happening, and took the trolls to court.
The platform is rolling out in Northern California on Thursday on this bet, specifically Users named “Cruzzcontrol” and “CreatineOverdose”. Twitch accuses these users of using “racist, sexist and homophobic pronunciations and content.”
‘Hate Raiders harass publishers with racist, sexist remarks
This type of users, called “Hate raider”, usually participates in Twitch broadcasts with an anonymous identity and broadcasts by bots in the chat sections. is harassing with sexist, racist or sexually explicit items.
In Twitch’s court documents on the matter, ” These users avoided detection and blocking by Twitch by opening new, different Twitch accounts and always changing their ‘hate attack’ formulas.”. “Cruzzcontrol” from the users for the purpose of these words in the Netherlands while the user named “CreatineOverdose” is alive in Austria/Vienna exists.
‘User CruzzControl controls 3,000 bot accounts’
In court documents, it is also stated that “‘ CruzzControl’ user is responsible for around 3,000 bot accounts. User; black and LGBTQIA+ publishers is intended for homophobic, sexist and other offensive content. ” phrases are included. In the documents, there are statements about another user, Creatine, that this user is also accused of exemplary situations and that he has survived the permanent ban with always changing accounts.
Twitch’s lawsuit it is not known how effective it will be; because the mentioned users are not personally known. However, this step taken by the platform to prevent trolls can be considered as an indication that it values the safety of users.