July 29, 2021
Twitch sues streaming trolls

Twitch Files Lawsuit against Unknown Porn and Violent Content Streamers

Twitch sues streaming trolls over hijacking an unused category and broadcasting porn, along with violent video content, some related to a mass shooting…

Twitch had a tough go of trying to wrangle in hoodlums who took over an unused category for Valve’s Artifact, a game maker. The culprits streamed porn, pirated materials, violent content, and more live.

Now, Twitch is suing, even though the company does not know who’s responsible. So, it named “John and Jane Does 1-100” as the lawsuit’s defendants.

Twitch Sues Streaming Trolls over Porn and Violent Content Videos

The lawsuit in-part reads, “Doe 1 is a person or entity responsible in whole or in part for the wrongful conduct alleged herein who has operated an account on the Twitch Services under a pseudonym.” Meanwhile, John Does “2-to-100 are persons or entities responsible in whole or in part for the wrongdoing alleged herein.”

Twitch explains in the lawsuit how much work it took to remedy the situation. It had to disable numerous accounts because after it would shut down one, others would pop-up with the same pornographic, copyrighted, and violent materials.

The company also determined the hijackers used bots to obfuscate its safety mechanisms. The hooligans likewise artificially inflated their streams’ popularity.

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