Fighting ‘Hate Raids’

Streaming platform Twitch recently vowed that they are going to battle the”hate raids” in response to complaints about harassment to marginalized content creators.

According to Twitch, they now updated their filtering tools to better detect hate speech on chat forums and promised more improvements in the coming days. Hate raids are now getting out of hand and many streamers are involved. Many are now experiencing abusive remarks by the automated bot accounts.

Many people are now being targeted with such abuse and many people and users of the platform are demanding the steramingplatfrom to “Do Better” and take action regarding the abuse in the platform.

Many streamers are also sharing their experience realizing that they are not the only one who is being targeted by these hideous bots.

Twitch announced that they will make more updates and try its best to fight these abusers and said that they are now reaching out to its streamers who are abused to know and learn more about the said abuse.

Faqs

You can raid any channel you want. Raiding your peers can be an easy way to share audiences and raiding a smaller streamer just might make their day!

One way to combat hate raid issues while you are offline is to set your chat to emote-only mode. This will make it so that chat is, well, emote only. To do this, navigate to your chat and type “/emoteonly”. You can also create a command with Nightbot or Streamlabs Chat Bot so that when you type something like “!18-Oct-2021

Twitch (opens in new tab) saw a resurgence of hate raids over the weekend, as “bad actors” spammed the channels of women and LGBTQ+ streamers with hateful and homophobic chat messages. The raids are reportedly originating from Cozy.tv, a streaming platform founded in 2021 by white nationalist Nick Fuentes.14-Mar-2022

Although raids from other streamers can help your channel grow, Twitch allows you to disable the feature on your streams. In this way, you can control what’s happening within your channel. You can manage your raid settings from the Creator Dashboard on your Twitch account.09-Jan-2022

– Use A Stream Controller.
– Turn your chat to emote only.
– Use Twitch’s Moderation Tools.

Conclusion

Twitch, a streaming platform has been experiencing hate raids on their platform, which are coming from users of Cozy.tv, a streaming site founded by an individual with white nationalist beliefs. Twitch is now updating their filtering tools in order to better detect these raids and promises more improvements in the coming days.

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