Twitch will ban users for “inappropriate behavior” even outside the platform

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The streaming platform has announced a significant expansion of its off-service abuse policy. Now, Twitch intends to apply sanctions to users who violate this policy regardless of the location: the changes will even affect the offline space.

Now the service policy is divided into two parts: violations committed on and off the site (this part remained unchanged) and violations committed only outside the site. This means that if, for example, the administration is considering a complaint about harassment on a stream, then user behavior, for example, on Facebook, will also be taken into account. Twitch will use third-party law firms to investigate such cases.

“Such investigations are much more difficult [than internal – approx. Per.], And also require more resources and time,” – the company writes in its blog, – “For all violations that occur off the site, we will resort to legislation and the help of third parties services to get reliable evidence before making a decision.”

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