Twitch responds to ‘Twitch Do Better’ movement with improved chat filters

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Today, Twitch has issued a statement announcing the steps it’s taking to protect its marginalized streamers.

“We’ve seen a lot of conversation about botting, hate raids, and other forms of harassment targeting marginalized creators,” Twitch writes. “You’re asking us to do better, and we know we need to do more to address these issues.”

Twitch says it’s identified “a vulnerability in our proactive filters, and have rolled out an update to close this gap and better detect hate speech in chat.” It also says it will implement more safety features in the coming weeks, including improvements to the account verification process and ban evasion detection tools.

This statement is in response to the hashtag #twitchdobetter, which was an effort…

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