Twitch will allow streamers to share information about banned users with their peers

Twitch empowers resources to ensure the safety of streamers . Content creators will be able to share the list of banned users among themselves. A kind of blaclist, which other streamers can implement to neutralize trolling attempts and other harassment in the bud.

The new feature is called Shared Ban Info : streamers will be able to cooperate with each other to make security safer. Thus, for example, a streamer who has received homophobic or misogynistic comments will be able to ban the user and share her name with other colleagues who could be subject to the same taunts.

The new function is already in the rollout phase. Content creators will be able to open a request to share information about banned users . The information can be shared with other platform partners. Another option allows the sharing of information between content creators who follow each other, or with channels that are referred to as affiliates (and therefore part of the same network or ‘stable’ as stramers).

In other words, content creators freely choose which colleagues to mutually share information about banned users.

When a user who has been reported by another streamer attempts to send a message in the chat, they will not be able to send default messages in the chat of the other streamers who collaborate with the first one. Streamers will still be able to choose a more flexible approach. For example, it is also possible to have the messages of a user reported by another streamer automatically highlighted, so that the moderators can decide – case by case – whether to ban the user or just monitor his activity, so that to neutralize attempts at harassment in the bud.

Last November Twitch implemented a system called the Ban Evasion Detection Tool. The new system uses machine learning to prevent a user banned by a streamer from creating a new account to return to insult the content creator.

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