Twitch Legal Action Against March Hase Raiders


Twitch said Friday it was “actively reviewing” reports, “suspending”, and “investigating” taking legal action against people who took part in last week’s hate raids. This is the latest chapter of Twitch’s fight to defend marginalized streamers.


Hate attacks have been an issue on Twitter for a long time. This was evident by the #ADayOffTwitch broadcast ban, initiated by smaller creators to inspire change.


A new wave of homophobic, hateful messages being sent to women and LGBTQ+ streamers on Twitch by “bad actors”, appears to have been the result of plans made for a completely different site — Cozy.tv. This streaming website was founded recently by Nick Fuentes, an American far-right political commentator and white nationalist political commentator.


Twitch streamer EarthToBre, and xProvexx reported that Cozy.tv was carrying out hate attacks. Fuentes claimed responsibility in a video.


Fuentes was banned on most social media platforms including Reddit and YouTube. DLive is a site that has hosted conspiracy theorists and alt-right for quite some time.


Twitch stated in their statement, that streamers could enable “big impact” settings, to help stop hate raids. These include turning up AutoMod L3 to prevent hate attacks, enabling Followers Only and Slow Modes and email verification.


Twitch needs a long-term solution that does not hinder analytics and engagement. This is evident in past content creators who took it upon themselves, to assist others with the problem.

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