Twitch Allows Banned Streamers Content

April 10, 2024

Welcome to Stream Report, a newsletter from Gaming Careers covering important news and updates in streaming and content creation.

In this issue: We examine Twitch's updated Suspension Evasion Policy, which allows streamers to feature content from banned users, and discuss its implications for the live streaming community.

Banned Streamers: Twitch’s Policy Change

Banned Streamers Twitchs Policy Change
Banned Streamers: Twitch’s Policy Change

Twitch has rolled out a significant policy update regarding how streamers can interact with content from banned users. This change has sparked discussions within the streaming community, as it affects how content can be shared and discussed on the platform.

Previous Restrictions Lifted

In the past, Twitch enforced strict rules prohibiting streamers from engaging with any content (livestreams, videos, or clips) from users who had been suspended from the platform. This restriction has been a point of contention within the community, limiting the scope of content that streamers could comment on or discuss.

Policy Shift

As of April 4, Twitch has adjusted these rules with a major change. While banned users are still barred from appearing as live guests on streams, the platform has opened the door for streamers to react to their content. This policy shift recognizes that commentary and discussion are integral to the Twitch experience.

Key Points of the New Policy:

  • Streamers can now watch and react to VODs and other content from banned users.
  • Banned users are not allowed to appear as guests in any capacity on a stream.
  • The update aims to maintain the integrity of suspensions while allowing room for community discussion.

What’s Still Off Limits?

Despite the relaxation of some rules, other restrictions remain firmly in place. For instance:

  • Content that directly led to a user’s ban, if it violates Twitch’s content policies, is still prohibited.
  • All content shown must adhere to Twitch’s Community Guidelines.

Policy Perspectives

I see this as a positive step by Twitch. It’s evident that they aim to balance upholding suspensions while allowing streamers to provide critical commentary on a broader range of content. It’s important to remember that while you can now engage with content from banned streamers, the platform is not endorsing these individuals but rather permitting analytical discussions about their content. As always, streamers should be mindful to ensure that all content aligns with the community guidelines.

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🔥 Pete’s Content Corner

Delve into my weekly selection of content creation highlights—handpicked videos, podcasts, and tweets that promise to captivate, educate, and entertain.

  1. Twitch introduces a Plus Points Goal feature for streamers. The feature has set targets for Affiliates (100) and Partners (300) and an explanatory drop-down menu for viewers wanting to learn about Plus Points.
  2. CommanderRoot unveils Q1 2024 Twitch statistics, detailing insights into account types, tipping services, social media accounts, and extension usage.
  3. MrBeast discloses earning approximately $1 million in ad revenue by repurposing his YouTube content on Twitter/X.



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