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    Reasons Twitch May Be Banned in 2021

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    Martí Micolau
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    Twitch is one of streaming platforms more popular in this moment. So much so that it has become a fairly effective alternative to YouTube, especially for gamers.

    However, for some time now, the platform has established a number of rules and regulations that have changed more than one user. Mainly they started with privacy policies that prevent placing copyrighted music or that goes against the intellectual property of those who create music and those who have or they control the rights to music. All this could be cause for expulsion or total cancellation of the account.



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    Following this regulation, a large number of users were warned, who ignored it and were drastically banned from the system. Now the platform is shaking creators again, since they have updated its own policies to try to avoiding hate speech and harassment that some users may suffer regardless of whether you are a streamer or a simple viewer.

    Twitch regulations as of January 22

    (I have tried to make a summary, sorry if I don't explain myself well but I have tried to compress everything in 4 minutes)

    Regulation link: https://t.co/soh81JBCX5

    I appreciate visibility so that it reaches streamers?❤️ pic.twitter.com/9JeQ1ujfTq

    — F/A Pstorres (@pstxrres) January 10, 2021

    So, if you don't comply with the new regulations that come into effect on January 22 2021, your account Twitch it could be a risk of being banned forever.

    This has been seen to happen, mainly due to of excessive abuse by some streamers, mainly because of the derogatory way in which they address the public and also the messages received or sent through the chat. But that will soon be over thanks to new rules imposed. If you want to know what the reasons are Twitch can ban you this 2021, keep reading this article.



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    In response to Twitch's new policies and regulations, what the platform seeks is for users to take certain measures and take better care of their words. So insulting, offending or laughing at someone for no reason is enough to get expelled.

    In this regard, following an official statement from Twitch, "no behavior motivated by hatred, prejudice or intolerance will be allowed, including those behaviors that promote or incite discrimination, denigration, harassment or violence against others for the following special protection characteristics: race, ethnicity, color, caste, country of origin, immigration, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, serious medical problem or military history ”.

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    In this sense, remember to moderate your vocabulary and be aware of what you write, as according to the platform it is the full responsibility of the creators and, in turn, "they must take into account the consequences of their words and actions on their audience."

    Hate speech

    As in any social network, the insults and vocabulary used after the entry into force of the new regulations will be monitored and used against to send you a warning or in extreme cases delete your account a depending on the seriousness of the matter.


    Among these, you must avoid at all costs any comment accompanied by racial discrimination, xenophobia, religion, sexual preferences…, Regardless of whether you do it with malicious intent or not. Other reasons could be:


    Avoid comments that go against regulations and incite hatred

    • Promote, glorify, threaten or encourage violence, physical harm or death to individuals or groups of people due to their special protective characteristics, including age
    • Using discriminatory insults, general or directed at a specific person. We allow certain words or terms that would otherwise violate our policy, as long as they are used as a sign of affection or pride and provided that intention is clear. We also make exceptions for insults in music (and when we sing it), as long as the song itself does not incite hatred and the insults are not accompanied by other degrading or discriminatory content.
    • Post, upload or share hateful images or symbols, including symbols of established hate groups or Nazi fiction.
    • Memes, speeches, images or combinations of emoticons that dehumanize or perpetuate negative stereotypes.
    • Content that expresses that someone with a special protective trait is inferior, such as phrases about physical, mental or moral deficiencies.
    • Advocate to subjugate, segregate or exclude, including political, economic or social exclusion or segregation of someone due to their special protective characteristics, including age. However, we allow debates on certain topics such as immigration policy, the right to vote for non-citizens and participation in professional sports, as long as the content does not disparage anyone due to its special protective features.
    • Content that encourages or supports the economic or political dominance of any race, ethnicity or religious group, including support for white supremacist or nationalist ideologies. This does not include support for self-determination movements.
    • Expressions of contempt, hatred, or dislike for special protection features.
    • Making fun of an event or its victims or denying that well-documented hate crimes have occurred or denying the existence of documented acts of genocide or mass murder of a protected group.
    • Content that makes unfounded arguments to blame a protected group or seeks to instill fear in that group for health and safety reasons.
    • Encourage the use of sexual orientation conversion therapies or support them.
    • Be a member of, support or promote a hate group, including sharing hate group propaganda. Creating hate accounts, for example by using offensive usernames.

    sexual harassment

    If you want to avoid being punished by the platform, avoid any comments or attitudes that suggest sexual practices. Although we know that this type of situation is prohibited in almost all social networks and streaming, it does not hurt to warn about them again. So, regardless of the person's gender, keep the following restrictions in mind:



    Comments or attitudes suggesting sexual practices will also be penalized on the platform

    • Making non-consensual sexual advances to another person.
    • Making unsolicited comments by objectifying someone by referring to their sexual organs or sexual practices.
    • Repeatedly commenting on how attractive you are to a person who has asked you to stop.
    • Make unsolicited comments about having sex with another person.
    • Making derogatory comments about sexual morality or sexual practices in which you think someone else is involved.
    • Making humiliating comments about someone's sexual health.
    • Attempting to coerce others into providing sexual content or favors through threats, bribes or other incentives.
    • Sharing unwanted or requested links to nude or sexually suggestive images or videos Sharing or threatening to share explicit or sexually suggestive content without the permission of the person depicted.

    Bullying

    According to the platform, "creators are role models and leaders of the communities they create or promote and must take into account the consequences of their words and actions on their audience."

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    As a content creator, you need to be an example to follow within Twitch and be responsible for what you do and say

    That is, when you are a streamer and have a large number of followers, you can be considered an example to follow, since many people admire you or want to be like you.

    Therefore, the best thing you can do is treat your community with respect and promote an environment of peace in which all are treated equally. Otherwise, i creators will suffer the consequences of their actions. For this reason it is forbidden:

    • Wishing others to be harmed or killed.
    • Glorify, support, or express approval for a person's past or current traumatic experiences.
    • Making implicit physical threats to others (note that explicit threats of aggression are covered in the policy on violence and threats).
    • Directing personal attacks on others seriously or repeatedly.
    • Sharing negative or manipulated artistic content to harass or humiliate another person.
    • Encourage viewers to harass another person, whether or not that person is on Twitch Contact companies or individuals with the goal of causing harm
    • Deliberately and non-consensually hiding and attacking someone in a game in your broadcast, for example, using that person's broadcast to outrun them in a multiplayer match and stop their broadcast.
    • Stalking someone or ignoring their personal physical limitations.
    • Create hate or harassment accounts, for example, using offensive usernames.

    More information | Twitch Legal Regulations

    To avoid future setbacks, it is necessary to pay attention to these new policies created to pose an end to bad practices within the system, as from now on any humorous word or comment whose goal is to cause harm Twitch won't be well seen, so be it in jest.

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