Amazon’s Twitch Bans Users Based on Undisclosed ‘Hate Group’ List

Amazon’s live stream video site Twitch will ban from its platform any user whom it considers a member of a “hate group.” The company wouldn’t say what groups it considers as such. The company announced on April 7 that it will start banning users for “serious offenses that pose a substantial safety risk to the Twitch community, even if these actions occur entirely off Twitch.” In addition to involvement in criminal activity, such as terrorism, “deadly violence,” sexual assault, and child exploitation, Twitch will also ban users for “leadership or membership in a known hate group.” When asked for more details, a Twitch spokesperson said the company keeps an internal list of such groups and that it’s using multiple sources and criteria to compile it, including information from non-profit organizations. At least for now, the company is not releasing the list, the spokesperson said. The company wouldn’t say what specifically …

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