Twitch Has Updated Its Controversial New Policies

Briefly: In a new blog bost, the company clarifies that, among other things, dresscode will be judged contextually (so, say, a swimsuit will be OK if you're at a beach), streamers should act as "role models" for their communities who should never "incite, encourage, promote, facilitate, or organise hateful conduct or harassment, whether on or off Twitch" and it will only issue bans for off-platform harassment if it can be verified.

The new policies go into effect on March 5.


    Contextually. That won't leave any grey areas.

      This, Australia is a place where a dude being shirtless isn’t unusual or inappropriate in anyway but but isn’t necessarily the same elsewhere. What was the line they used? Dress like you would to go to the shops? I’ve gone to woollies in shorts and thongs. They need to put in a definitive dress standard or not bother, ambiguity helps no one.

    I never had a problem with the rules, I had a problem with the selective enforcement.

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