September 10, 2021
Twitch Considering Legal Action After Purging 7.5 Million Bots for Inflating View and Follower Counts

Twitch might Take Legal Action After the Platform Purged 7.5M Bots that Inflated View and Follower Counts

Twitch removed 7.5 million bots from its platform last week for falsely manipulating follower and view counts and might file lawsuits over same…

Twitch discovered more than 7.5 million bot accounts from its site last week. The bots were found to be inflating streamer stats, the Amazon subsidiary made public via tweet. Twitch is rooting out said bot accounts and warning users they may experience significant drops in their follower and view counts as a result of the purge. Now, the company is weighing taking legal action against the perpetrators. 

Twitch Considering Legal Action After Purging 7.5 Million Bots for Inflating View and Follower Counts

The bots were doing things like follow-botting and view-botting. Follow-bots can increase streamers’ follower numbers, while viewer-bots push up view counts. Both of these metrics are used by Twitch to boost channels, which ironically caused the company to catch-on to the scheme. As a result of the bots removal, some streamers experienced the loss of millions of fake follow and view counts.

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