Twitch has officially addressed the topic that has gotten so much buzz around the twitch community and it was about time it got properly addressed
1 hour ago twitch officially made a blog post addressing the Hot Tubs streams, the blog is a very long post, so we’re here to save you the long reads and summarize the entire thing for you.
So the first paragraph of the entire blog acknowledges how much of a big deal this topic has gotten, so they are properly addressing it now, ” Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen and had many conversations about Hot Tub streams, and we want to address it candidly.” the blog reads, “The content brings up questions that are complex with few easy, clear answers. We’re approaching it thoughtfully and respectfully, which is why we’ve taken our time to address it publicly after a lot of internal deliberation.”
The second paragraph twitch made it very clear that they didn’t like the way the hot tub streamers got backlash just because of what they choose to stream or how their body looks, twitch wrote “first and foremost, no one deserves to be harassed for the content they choose to stream, how they look, or who they are, and we will take action against anyone who perpetuates this kind of toxicity on our service” Twitch also made it very clear that “being found to be sexy by others is not against our rules, and Twitch will not take enforcement action against women, or anyone on our service, for their perceived attractiveness. ” yep they wrote it in bold too.
Twitch has already acknowledged that the “Just Chatting” category is not very specific at all, so in light of that, twitch as created a new category further describing a specific interest in what people wants to see, “Community and advertiser feedback made clear that we need to offer more ways to control the content that’s recommended as well as where ads appear. So, we’re introducing a new category: Pools, Hot Tubs, and Beaches.”
“This is not intended to be our long-term solution to improve brand targeting capabilities and increase personalization in our recommendations.” twitch blog wrote “It does, however, solve a few issues for all audiences in the near term. Creators can continue to stream content that falls into this category as long as it doesn’t violate our guidelines.”
The Pools, Hot Tubs and Beaches category is live now, so you can go take a look, if you guys want there’s a more detailed article stating everything about this new category, read full blog post here. Follow nerdvoid on twitter and subscribe for more articles.