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Twitch Sues Streamers Who Flooded Category With Porn And Gore

Twitch is p*ssed.

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Twitch has reportedly taken legal action against streamers who flooded one of its categories with hardcore pornography, violence and gore.

Twitch’s Artifacts category, which is for the Valve card game, has been sadly pretty quiet as of late. Unfortunately, this led to spammers and trolls swooping in to upload worrying content that’s definitely in violation of Twitch’s community rules.

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DotEsports reports that Twitch has now filed a lawsuit in California against “John and Jane Does 1 through 100,” who’ve since been banned.

According to the report, Twitch is suing for trademark infringement, breach of contract, fraud, and for unlawful use of the company’s platform.

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It’s believed that the influx of inappropriate content was streamed as a way to mock the zero-hours-watched day that the Artifacts category had earlier this month.

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Interestingly, it appears from the court notes submitted by Twitch that the trolls and spammers in question went to pretty big lengths to pursue their cause, even going so far as to create multiple accounts and bot accounts to continue broadcasting the content.

The news comes during a time in which Twitch is desperately trying to cull the number of spammers and fake accounts on its platform.

It’s now been just a few weeks since Twitch brought in mandatory two-factor authentication for new users who wish to stream on its platform. The move was done in a bid to try and regain control over the influx of fake accounts being created for trolling purposes.

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The content that can be found on Twitch often raises a few eyebrows, but people don’t need to be seeing hardcore violence and pornography when they’re looking for streams of Valve’s card game…

What do you think about the lawsuit? Did Twitch make the right move here, or is this too little too late when it comes to culling rule-violating content?

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