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.”