Twitch kicks in with hate raids

Twitch se pone las pilas con las raids de odio

Not even two weeks have passed since the Twitch audience and streamers strike, and from the looks of it, this claim has had positive effects. And it is not for less, since the follow-up was much higher than most, including myself, expected. And it is that despite the fact that until practically the last minute the position of the great streamers was doubtful, finally a large majority of them joined #adayofftwitch, achieving that unemployment in the Hispanic community had an extraordinary incidence, much higher than that obtained in the Anglo-Saxon world, original promoter of the Twitch strike.

There were some notorious exceptions, such as the case of Rubius, which he did broadcast that day, and in response to this he received not a few hateful messages from a minority of the strike supporters. People who, frankly, did not seem to understand the very concept of the strike very well, and who responding with hatred to non-participants meant bringing more hatred to Twitch, precisely what it was intended to combat.

Be that as it may, the community message to Twitch was pretty clear: hate raids are a problem and the platform must take as many measures as is possible to mitigate them to the greatest degree possible. And there are measures that are only within reach, so both streamers and the public are tied hand and foot. And one of these actions clearly has to do with the identification of those responsible for these actions, something for which it is necessary to have traceability elements, such as the IP address of said users.

And finally it seems that the company has decided to act in this sense, since as far as we can read on Yahoo! Finance, Twitch has sued two “hate raiders” linked to automated harassment campaigns. Specifically, the two users against whom the platform has decided to take legal action have the username CruzzControl and CreatineOverdose, and their accounts have already been blocked on Twitch.

In the complaint, Twitch alleges that CruzzControl is responsible for a network of approximately 3,000 bots who have been involved in hateful forays against streamers in the black and LGBTQIA + communities. In addition to filling the chats of those channels with racist, homophobic and sexist spam, he has also trained other people on how bots work so that they can use them in hate raids. From CreatineOverdose, Twitch alleges that it has directly linked it to several incidents, including an August 15 episode in which its bots claimed they were members of the Ku Klux Klan.

Now Twitch must try to find out the origin of both people, in order to initiate the pertinent legal actions, «We hope that this complaint sheds light on the identity of the people behind these attacks and the tools they exploit, discourages them from carrying similar behaviors to other services, and helps put an end to these vile attacks against members of our community.«Stated a Twitch spokesperson.

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