Twitch changes its sexual content policy again in ‘cat and mouse game’

Twitch changes its sexual content policy again in ‘cat and mouse game’

Streamer Morgpie green-screening watching videos on Twitch (Picture: Twitch)

A new trend where streamers broadcast content on their butts and breasts is being banned on Twitch, but fans think it won’t matter.

Last year Twitch changed its policy on sexual content to stop a new trend, where streamers would broadcast themselves with deceptive camera angles to appear naked.

It worked for a while, but some streamers found a new way to sexualise their content with the latest meta, which has creators using green screens to broadcast content on their butts and breasts.

The streaming platform is now getting the banhammer ready again, to stop content that ‘focuses on intimate body parts for a prolonged period of time,’ but fans don’t think it will matter.

The latest green screen trend has been going on for almost two weeks and has spread to the extent that Twitch is ready to squash it with a new policy change.

Twitch announced the change in policy in a Twitter post, saying:

‘Our Community Guidelines are designed to help make Twitch a welcoming place. Content on Twitch is always evolving, and we want to make sure our rules work as intended and keep up with emerging behaviors.’

‘Starting on Friday March 29th, content that focuses on intimate body parts for a prolonged period of time will not be allowed.’

The actual line in Twitch’s Terms Of Service reads: ‘Content that focuses on clothed intimate body parts such as the buttocks, groin, or breasts for extended periods of time.’

This means Twitch will have amended its policy on sexual content twice just this year, and viewers think the streamers will just find new ways around the rules.

‘They will figure out something new anyway. This will be a cat and mouse game for a long time,’ said Atmozfears on Reddit.

‘Yeah. Define prolonged. 10 seconds? OK, then they’ll just refresh the camera every 9 seconds,’ Wise Old Can added.

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Twitch’s rules are often vague and open to interpretation, and some streamers are experts at finding ways around them, which is why the lawfulness of sexual content on the platform seems uncertain.

The trend of broadcasting games on butts and breasts might be coming to an end, but it will be far from the last overly sexual meta on Twitch.

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