According to Bloomberg , Twitch has sued 100 people for streaming violent and explicit contents on the streaming platform.
According to the lawsuit filed earlier last week, the company had banned all of the accounts responsible for the contents which violated Twitch’s terms of service. However, the court documents have revealed that those who were responsible for the incident acquired the accounts and kept posting new contents under Artifact section of the streaming platform.
Released last year, Artifact is based on Valve’s highly successful Dota 2. However, the game was a failure largely due to its pay-to-win business model which didn’t go well with gamers. As a result, the game lost over 95 percent of its player base only two months following the launch. As a result, the Twitch section of the game is inactive with some people joining from time to time to mock the game’s failure. According to Twitch, those who posted the offensive contents were drawn to the section due to its apparent inactivity. However, instead of posting meme, several people posted pornography as well as videos of recent Christchurch terror attack.
At the moment, it’s unclear how Twitch is planning on discovering the identity of those who are responsible for posting the contents. However, the company told Bloomberg that in case it identifies the defendants, Twitch’s lawyers will request court to ban them from ever using Twitch as well as to cover all of the legal fees incurred during the lawsuit.