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Twitch’s “ban evasion” toolset: An intriguing step in moderation cat-and-mouse

Enlarge (credit: Twitch) Twitch, the livestreaming platform that largely revolves around video games, has exploded in popularity since being acquired by Amazon in 2014—but it has also exploded in issues with toxicity. This week, Twitch took an important step in handling its bustling, applause-like “chat” feature, and it goes beyond the usual dictionary-based approach of […]

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Twitch leak suggests major response to streaming site’s “hate mob” issues

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Ars Technica) Twitch—the popular game-streaming site acquired by Amazon in 2014—has been inundated in recent months by “hate raids,” which can dump vulgar and hateful speech into the site’s prominent chat feeds. For some time, racist slurs and bigoted references have been winning this fight, but a leaked interface update […]