Behavior outside Twitch can now lead to an indefinite ban

Interesting in the context of Twitter saying it will take off-platform behavior into account when deciding which accounts to verify. Julia Alexander:

In a blog post on Twitch’s community board, the company said that if a streamer uses other mediums to send targeted harassment or hate toward another streamer, it will consider those actions a violation of Twitch’s policies — even though the activity didn’t happen directly on the platform. That means that if a streamer were to antagonize another Twitch user on YouTube, Twitter or Discord, Twitch staff will view those messages as inciting hate and use it as evidence when issuing bans. Twitch’s new rules come just a couple of weeks after Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan announced that the game’s moderation team is monitoring off-platform videos and behavior to assess possible player bans.


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