Anti-Defamation League: Amazon's Twitch Should Censor Even More

Anti-Defamation League: Amazon's Twitch Should Censor Even More


The far-left Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has said that Twitch, the Amazon-owned video streaming platform, should invest even more resources into censorship tools — even after the platform twice banned Donald Trump, first temporarily during the campaign season, and then permanently in January.

Twitch streams are usually accompanied by a live chat feature, which can be censored by moderators appointed by the streamer in question. It is these community-moderated chatrooms that the ADL is targeting.

Via the ADL:

We found that certain aspects of Twitch, when used effectively, can make its spaces more resilient against harassment than other platforms. For example, text messages in Twitch chat are ephemeral—they cannot be engaged with individually like content on platforms like Facebook, where options to like and reply to specific comments appear even on comments in livestreaming video. Other factors appear to be the extensive and customizable suite of tools Twitch provides

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