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Twitch sue users for streaming porn under Artifact directory

Published: 07:00, 18 June 2019
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Streaming giant Twitch have filed a lawsuit against unknown streamers who were streaming porn, copyright material and violent content under the Artifact directory. At the moment the company don't know the identities of these streamers.

Valve's Artifact failed miserably only two months after its release. The game lost almost all of its player base and its streaming directory on Twitch is used for all sorts of things except for streaming the game.

Under Artifact directory, you can find pornography, violent content, copyright material and the place even had a copy of Christchurch terrorist attack video footage. 

As expected, this is a major issue for Twitch who are working constantly on the problem and they even managed to purge it completely by banning people who post this kind of content.

However, the bots are causing major problems and are preventing Twitch to keep their site free of inappropriate stuff. To battle these issues, the streaming giant are now taking another step by filing a lawsuit against unknown streamers who used Artifact directory to stream porn, violence and other forbidden content.

At the moment, the company don't know the identities of these streamers, they are named as "John and Jane Does 1-100" in the lawsuit. However, once they find out who is doing these streams, they want the court to permanently ban them from their platform and furthermore, order them to pay restitution for potential damages caused by their streams.

As you may know, this is not the first time that Twitch are taking necessary steps and suing streamers that behave inappropriately on their platform. Last year, an incident occurred where Brandan Lukus Apple faced ten years in prison for allegedly writing racist and offensive messages in the chat.

Recently, Twitch banned popular streamer Dr.Disrespect for streaming from a bathroom at E3 2019, which shows that Twitch don't care about the number of followers or popularity when it comes to keeping their platform as sanitised as possible.

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Whether they find the streamers who are causing them massive headaches, remains to be seen.

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