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AntonioOfVenice 37 points ago +37 / -0

Thanks deer.

mct1 28 points ago +28 / -0

Category 2 is relatively uncontroversial, but Category 1 ("harassment") is the one they'll use to hang everybody. If it were actually enforced fairly and in accordance with its meaning at law then no one would care... but this is Twitch we're talking about. Calling someone a 'simp' is probably Harassment in their book at this point.

Lurker404 39 points ago +39 / -0

Don't forget this one:

Leadership or membership in a known hate group

Let me guess: as defined by some "independent" far-left activist group?

mct1 26 points ago +26 / -0

Ah, I didn't see that one. Tricky. Yeah, they'll probably use the SPLC's definition of a "hate group", i.e. "anything right of Mao including the Easter bunny".

AntonioOfVenice 9 points ago +9 / -0

known hate group

Moon is rock in giant's eye. It is known, Khaleesi.

Galean 8 points ago +8 / -0

I'm guessing proud boys, gamer gate, Christian, republican voter all fall in to known hate groups?

APDSmith 2 points ago +2 / -0

You missed the hate trifecta - straight. white. male.

CantStumpTheTrump 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah, they have what is called "targeted harassment" and you don't even need to know you're taking part in it to do it.

Some streamer makes a complexly obvious statement which gets their audience to make that same stupid joke over and over; now you come along having never seen or any knowledge of any of that; make the same completely obviously statement, you are part of that targeted harassment.

Before long making the same stupid "dad jokes" to the wrong person whos having a bad day and now they have you for "harassing" them.

cartoonericroberts 21 points ago +21 / -0

Corporations have gone full shit-for-brains. "Hey, wanna have to wade into the world of shit that is enforcing offsite behavior to demonstrate your loyalty to the cause?" "Why yes because we are all fucking shit brains who it would be an insult to actual retards to call 'retards' because even people-of-45-chromosomes know that this is a bad decision."

Guy_Incognito76 17 points ago +17 / -0

The problem with all of this is the whole "mean words" = violence/danger. Without a gov't willing to step in and shut it down, the circle of holiness will continue its downward spiral.

acp_k2win 12 points ago +12 / -0

Normies aren't able to think in terms of principles so they won't understand what is happening until it bites them.

They will virtue signal and pile on to the other guys who get shit on for stuff commies don't like, but say it isn't fair or is a mistake when the machine comes for them.

If they agree that people should be fired/banned for "racism" or "harassment" then that grants arbitrary power to the assholes who accuse everyone of racism. There is no limits anymore, just a fight over who has the juice to direct the mob.

If they don't agree then they have to defend someone who said "nigger" which they have been indoctrinated to find viscerally abhorrent basically since birth.

realerfunction 13 points ago +13 / -0


KekistanPM 6 points ago +6 / -0

Big Tech in the 21st century: "Hold my beer"

MustafaJones 12 points ago +12 / -0

Judging by how toxic most e-celebs turn out to be in real life they are going to loose most of their main content creators.

fisterbot92 17 points ago +17 / -0

Bold of you to assume this will be enforced fairly. Just look at things twitch thots like ZombieUnicorn and Alinity get away with on that platform.

CnnWillBlackmailYou 10 points ago +14 / -4

I'm actually not opposed to most of this. As a twitch streamer, you're (in a way) a representative of their platform. Can't have representation from kid fuckers.

Where it all falls apart, though, is this statement:

Leadership or membership in a known hate group

We've already SEEN that a "hate group" can be defined as "anyone conservative."

It's far too broad and ripe for abuse.

These are the kinds of "innocuous" statements that allow companies to target you for political THOUGHTS.

And we've seen this play out repeatedly over all other platforms. Make a page worth of text that makes legit sense, then add one simple statement that allows you to ban ANYONE for any reason.

Lurker404 4 points ago +4 / -0

I'm actually not opposed to most of this

That's how they always do it: lead with something nobody can object to and sneak some clauses in that allow them to ban anything they like.

And just like that any criticism or wrong opinion is harassment or some -ism.

acp_k2win 5 points ago +6 / -1

I know its owned by tencent but Trovo hosts a lot of really based content. The community could use more viewers if you want to give it a try.

localhost 3 points ago +3 / -0

That's how they sucker you in. Leave out some tasty bait and watch people come running.

Javaed 4 points ago +4 / -0

I have to wonder why actual game streamers still use Twitch at this point.

Rattatata 2 points ago +2 / -0

They do this but allow thots to sit in hot tubs in skimpy bikinis and show their ass. Twitch is turning into Only Fans Lite.