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Streamers Protest Amazon-Owned Twitch's Inaction On Hate Raids: TechCrunch

Benzinga · 09/01/2021 15:51
  • Amazon.com Inc's (NASDAQ:AMZN) streaming platform, Twitch, is in for a rough ride as multiple streamers are going dark to observe #ADayOffTwitch today, TechCrunch reports.
  • The move is in protest of Twitch's inaction against the targeted harassment of marginalized creators. 
  • The users' demands include a roundtable with creators affected by hate raids, streamers' right to approve or deny incoming attacks, a limit on chat age group, and abolish linking over three accounts to one email address.
  • Twitch acknowledged the demands and assured continued efforts towards the maintenance of platform sanctity.
  • Twitch Raid allows a creator to "raid" another stream by sending their viewers to check out someone else's channel. This feature aimed to help seasoned streamers support up-and-comers but was misused as a harassment tool. 
  • Price Action: AMZN shares traded higher by 0.26% $3,479.35 on the last check Wednesday.