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  • Twitch takes stance against community harassment
  • Twitch takes stance against community harassment
    Matilda Wormwood (2020) ©
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Twitch takes stance against community harassment

Twitch has announced an expansion of its off-service misconduct policy, including a pledge to ban users for harassment. In the wake of accusations that Twitch failed to protect its users, the brand is showing it cares by bringing on a third-party law firm to help investigate cases.

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