Twitch’s “hot tub meta” has caused a lot of controversy in recent months, and now Imane “Pokimane” Anys has decided to weigh in on the latest Just Chatting stream. Pokimane has been using Twitch for that. The company lacks clarity when it comes to the actual rules. Streamers claim to have a better understanding of what is allowed and not, otherwise sexually suggestive content may become more widespread. Streamers are not encouraging strict content bans. But, she argued, there was a need for human moderators who ensure that the content was more closely watched.
“People have crossed the line so much that you have to have someone who can be like a human to go to the stream and be like this. This is guiding and doing something about that. “It is a ban on doing something so that it does not merely influence the entire platform,”; Pokimane said. The comment clip of Pokimane can be viewed here.
Pokimane’s comments came shortly after Twitch Chief Development Officer Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham’s comments about the metadata. In the April 28 stream, djWHEAT stated that the meta itself did not violate the platform rules, but that Twitch “will take action when it is reported to us.” Based on her comment, Pokimane felt that it did not go far enough for Twitch viewers. Monitor the stream instead of being responsible for it.
Pokimane is just the latest streamer to focus on the hot tub meta controversy. Last month, Felix “xQc” Lengyel took to Twitter, where he called the meta “trash.” However, Rachel “Valkyrae” Hofstetter fell on the opposite side of the spectrum, claiming that the meta “did not hurt anyone” and questioned whether it was there. Why do some people seem to be doing such a big thing?
It will be interesting to see how things go from here. As so many big-name streamers comment on the meta, it seems it won’t take long before the streaming service is forced to do more to intervene. This may require direct efforts on the part of the platform. But time will tell if that will be the case or not.
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