Technology Twitch bans Dr Disrespect over violation of community guidelines

01:26  27 june  2020
01:26  27 june  2020 Source:   engadget.com

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PREVIOUSLY: Dr Disrespect Banned From Twitch For Filming Teenagers Peeing In E3 Bathroom. Twitch 's Rules And Guidelines . Twitch handles suspensions on a case by case basis. When it comes to "severe violations " that result in permanent bans , the cases are varied and the severity of

Guy " Dr Disrespect " Beahm’s two-week Twitch ban has become a point of contention in the Twitch community . Some streamers argue that it’s not long DrDisrespect /YouTube. There was no question that Dr Disrespect ’s ban from Twitch would be temporary when he was suspended from the platform

Twitch has banned the account of Guy Beahm, known online as Dr Disrespect, after he violated the site’s community guidelines or terms of service. Dr Disrespect is one of the most prominent names in live streaming, with 1.6 million followers on YouTube and 4.5 million on Twitch. Beahm, 38, also has a reputation for attempting to disguise racism as comedy in his streams, and pushing boundaries in order to generate content.

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Twitch has not detailed the specifics of Dr Disrespect’s ban, or what exactly happened to enact it, though several insiders report that it will be permanent. Twitch provided Engadget the following statement:

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Twitch has already reactivated Dr Disrespect ’s account after what appears to have been a two-week ban , and Beahm is expected to return to full-time Meanwhile, the Twitch community has been debating what Twitch ’s relatively light punishment means for the streamer community , as well as

It's unclear why Dr . Disrespect has been banned from the livestreaming platform. The only statement it's offered is a generic one that states, "As is our process, we take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our Community Guidelines or Terms of

"As is our process, we take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service. These apply to all streamers regardless of status or prominence in the community.”

Beahm was banned from Twitch for two weeks in 2019 after he streamed from inside a public restroom at E3. Many Twitch streamers and viewers were disappointed by the short length of the ban, and were vocal about it, though he continued streaming.

Today’s Dr Disrespect ban comes at the height of a reckoning in the Twitch community. Streamers and fans have been speaking up about sexual harassment and abuse at the hands of Twitch Partners, and hosted a Twitch Blackout movement on Wednesday. The company vowed to investigate claims of abuse.

“We’ve prioritized the most severe cases and will begin issuing permanent suspensions in line with our findings immediately,” Twitch said on Wednesday.

Twitch has since banned a handful of prominent streamers, including BlessRNG, Wolv21, WarwitchTV and IAmSp00n. Dr Disrespect is the largest name on Twitch’s ban list so far.

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© Instagram/instagram.com/@byron.bernstein The young man, very popular on the Twitch platform for his prowess on games video, died at the age of 31. One of her friends announced on Twitter that he had killed himself, causing the grief of many fans of video games. Byron Bernstein, Israeli-American champion of "World of Warcraft", died at the age of 31, the Twitch platform announced on Thursday.

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