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Twitch pauses “Boost” feature after trolls use it to promote porn on the front page

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Twitch is a popular platform among the majority of gamers to stay connected and record their gaming sessions. Now, Twitch announces that it is discontinuing its “Boost This Stream” feature indefinitely. It is because it had started displaying pornographic content to Twitch users.

Twitch Users begin raising attention to the issue

On 30th March 2022, Twitch users begins raising attention to the issue on Twitter and Reddit by sharing snapshots of NSFW streams. It includes that of topless women, being promoted to visible parts of Twitch like the recommended section of the homepage.

This feature was introduced last October. The feature allows users to increase their live stream’s reach on the platform, by displaying it as promoted content on the home page of other users. You may think Twitch would have kept a check here as to who all could avail of these services, but it seems like Twitch just couldn’t see the potential for harm.

Some of the notorious elements paid Twitch to use its boost feature and promote sexually explicit content on the platform’s front page, blatant misuse of “Boost This Stream.”

A spokesperson of the firm says

“We’ve decided to pause Boost Train due to some safety considerations that came up through the experiment.” “We’re using the feedback from this experiment to inform how we approach future launches”

We are also clearing that “sexually explicit content—including pornography—is not allowed on Twitch, per our community guidelines.”

It will be interesting to see how Twitch manages to protect the feature from such misuse if it ever plans to bring it back to the platform. What the incident has made clear is the fact that the notorious elements on Twitch are not shy of even spending money on the platform to misuse its strong and engaged community.

Although Twitch clearly stands against such content and specifies the same to its users through its guidelines, the platform has found it hard to keep everyone in check. It remains to see how it will help streamers gain more discoverability without exploiting by miscreants.

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