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Twitch sued anonymous trolls. They broadcast on the platform porn and video shooting in New Zealand

The company plans to reveal the identity of streamers and permanently ban them from using the service.

Amazon-owned company Twitch sued the streamers, who broadcast porn, Christchurch shooting videos , copyrighted movies and TV shows. This was reportedby Bloomberg.

On May 25, an organized group of trolls began to broadcast illegal content in the Artifact section of the game. Twitch stated that he deleted these broadcasts and blocked streamer channels, but the videos appeared again because they were published by bots. After the incident, the service prohibited new users from streaming for two days.

The card game Artifact based on the Valve universe Dota 2 is considered the most unpopular game in Twitch. In April 2019, streaming game views dropped to zero, so the trolls decided to attack this section, suggested The Verge journalists.

If the company is able to identify the streamers, it will require a court to prohibit them from using Twitch in the future and to pay compensation. Now in the lawsuit, violators of the rules of the platform appear as “John or Jane Doe 1-100”.

The Verge also noted that suing users is an unexpected decision, because other social networks, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, usually remove prohibited content and block violators, but do not sue them, threatening to reveal their identities

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