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How Twitch Detects Underage Users

How Twitch Detects Underage Users
Twitch indicated that it has deepened its collaboration with institutions that report to the platform on user behavior. (photo: Streamer Basics)

the streaming platform twitch announced through its website that it is beginning the process of ID of accounts belonging to users under 13 years of age for reasons of security.

In addition, the statement indicates that its methods of ID were improved so that this process ends in the removal of accounts of minors and that, in addition, can block to users who were previously suspended for being identified as minors.

Changes within the platform occur after a report in Bloomberg there will be talk of the possibility of finding predators sex within the app. This document, which was published in September of this year, analyzed 1,976 accounts whose set of followed accounts included profiles of minors old.

Twitch monitored a total of 1,976 accounts whose set of followed accounts included profiles of minors.  REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage/File Photo
Twitch monitored a total of 1,976 accounts whose set of followed accounts included profiles of minors. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage/File Photo
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According to the media report, a total of 279,016 people they were harassed by predators on this platform.

In addition, this function will have as a complement the obligation to carry out a check with telephone number, so that the system cannot be deceived by users in the case of “accounts Potentially Vulnerable” before they begin to to transmit live.

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This feature will also serve as a way to prevent users from users lie when registering your age on the platform.

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Twitch is removing from its service all user profiles that have behavior that identifies them as under 13 years of age.  (Getty Images)
Twitch is removing from its service all user profiles that have behavior that identifies them as under 13 years of age. (Getty Images)

More attention to minor user reports

Yes ok twitch is trying to delete users minors 13 years of the platform, this does not imply the neglect of those that were not detected. In its official publication, the streaming service indicated that it will have a update in their moderation policies to give priority to all reports that are registered as coming from accounts of minors.

The blocking option was also enabled messages unknown in the case of users in general. Similarly, the searches of “certain terms” were prohibited by the platformalthough it was not indicated to what terms it means.

“These updates they are not exhaustive and they are not the end of our efforts (…) Much of what we have been doing and what we have planned must remain in private to be effective”, it was indicated in the publication on the website of twitch.

Twitch indicated that it has deepened its collaboration with institutions that report to the platform on user behavior.  (Twitch)
Twitch indicated that it has deepened its collaboration with institutions that report to the platform on user behavior. (Twitch)

Collaborations with special organizations

In his statement, twitch indicated that it has deepened its collaboration with institutions that report to the platform on the behavior of users, which involves those practices related to the bullying minors in other sectors so that they can increase the capacity of monitor the behaviors of the users showing signs of bullying.

In this sense, an artificial intelligence called Spirit AI that allows processing in real time texts that are written on the platform with the aim of establishing a certain standard of moderation and protect users from terms or phrases harmful for them

“To be ahead of the predators and bad actors, collaboration is critical”, indicates the platform, which also reminds that anyone who has information about a case of harassment that involves the service can report it.

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