Over time, Twitch she also found herself having to deal with misconduct by streamers even when they weren't live. As the latter become increasingly recognizable even outside their work environment, Twitch has an interest in making sure they behave sensibly. Or at least, they hope that they will not be harassed or harassed or commit hate crimes.

With the April 7 update described in the blog, the company takes a step forward in this direction. We are talking about the conduct held by streamers outside the live shows and the fact that any statements, written outside the platform, can now be used as an element that could lead to the ban:

When [harassment outside of Twitch] occurs, we will consider verifiable behavior or statements that relate to an incident on Twitch. For example: If we are reviewing a harassment report about a live stream incident, related or ongoing harassment on Twitter may be considered when reported to us.

Twitch will also be on the lookout for serious crimes that don't occur on the platform but could still pose a serious risk to the community. This includes the participation in violent extremism, terrorist activities, threats of mass violence, membership in hate groups, participation in sexual assaults, exploitation of minors e threats against Twitch staff members. In short, they are not light things. For any of these cases, Twitch will investigate internally and also engage with third-party investigators to provide assistance.