Twitch introduces new safety tools to tackle ‘hate raids’
Streaming platform Twitch is adding new tools to fight harassment on its platform.
Streamers will have greater control of who can chat, with the ability to restrict chats by followers whose accounts are less than a week old or have only followed the user for a few minutes.
Twitch aims to cut down on hate raid incidents by limiting chats to those who have verified their accounts.
The platform will also build in ‘evasion protection’ to the new verification tools, meaning that where users have several accounts linked to a phone, all accounts will be banned if there is a violation on one account.
The changes to the platform come at a time when creators are struggling to keep themselves safer following a steep increase in abuse on the platform.