TechnologyTwitch shares the new measures it will apply to combat child sexual predators

Twitch shares the new measures it will apply to combat child sexual predators

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twitch has implemented new measures on its streaming platform to combat sexual cyberbullying towards minors, a practice known as ‘grooming’, and which, in addition to identifying predatory behaviour, also addresses the identification of accounts of children under 13 years of age.

The company acknowledges that there is not “a single solution” to detect predators, but that it is based on cross-work between different parts of the platform and involving everything from human resources to automated tools.

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The update that they have now implemented seeks to reinforce the measures that prevent a child under 13 from having an account on Twitchwhich includes the identification of signals that indicate that the user is younger than what he claims to be in order to delete the account or block the creation of a new one.

To prevent users under the age of 13 cheat with ageverification with the phone number will also be required to carry out live broadcasts, a type of content that can put them at risk.

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The news also includes prioritize moderation of accounts for children under 13 years of age and change the default settings for the Whispers direct message feature.

“Predators are not welcome and will not be tolerated on Twitch,” the company has stated on its blog, where it also notes that “bad actors who pursue this type of abuse are often coordinated and intentional in the way they work to circumvent safeguards both online and in the real world.

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