Twitch responds to ‘Twitch Do Better’ movement with improved chat filters
- The streaming platform, Twitch, announced the steps it’s taking to protect its marginalised streamers by fixing a vulnerability that allowed internet trolls to circumvent chat filters.
- Twitch identified a vulnerability in the proactive filters and have rolled out an update to close this gap and better detect hate speech in chats.
- In addition, it will implement more safety features in the coming weeks, including improvements to the account verification process and ban evasion detection tools.
- This comes in response to the hashtag #TwitchDoBetter, started by Twitch creator ‘RekItRaven’ in order to bring awareness to harassment issues that Black creators were experiencing on the streaming platform.
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