Twitch has filed a lawsuit against the two hate raiders. According to Twitch, these streamers target streamers with racist, sexist, and homophobic language and other content. In the past, Twitch has also tried to stop them, but they weren’t able to stop them despite their efforts but seems like Twitch is getting serious about this issue now.
Many people might not know about Hate raiders. Well, most of these raiders attack some channels with bots, flooding chats with slurs, threats, and abusive messages. Just because of this, many streamers started to stop streaming on Twitch and just because of this, and the brand had to face many losses. Last month, #ADayOffTwitch was trending on Twitter, as there was no response from the platfrom, and many streamers weren’t happy with this.
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As for the actual lawsuit itself, Twitch says that they first took swift action against the raiders by suspending and permanently banning their accounts. However, both the accounts started to create new accounts, so Twitch says they need to stop as they are creating hatred towards the community. While the exact identities of the hate raiders are unknown, reports suggest that they’re anonymously known as CruzzControl and CreatineOverdose. It has also been revealed that these two individuals are from Europe.
“While we have identified and banned thousands of accounts over the past weeks, these actors continue to work hard on creative ways to circumvent our improvements, and show no intention of stopping,” a Twitch spokesperson said. “We hope this complaint will shed light on the identity of the individuals behind these attacks and the tools that they exploit, dissuade them from taking similar behaviors to other services, and help put an end to these vile attacks against members of our community.”