According to a report from Bloomberg, Twitch is taking action against trolls broadcasting inappropriate and rule-breaking material.
Twitch has elected to take legal action against those who took to streaming the Christchurch, New Zealand March massacres to their platform alongside those who have broadcast copyrighted material such as movies or TV shows as well as pornography. The case was fled with the U.S. District Court on Thursday, June 14. Scheduled hearings have been confirmed at this time.
The troll accounts were broadcasting to the Artifact category a recently failed game.
While the platform was actively working to remove such accounts, the trolls would quickly create a new account and get right back to it. This resulted in Twitch being forced to temporarily disable streaming for new accounts on May 25.
The company is suing the accused and requests that “John and Jane Does 1-100” as their listed in the documents be prohibited from using the platform and also be ordered to pay restitution and damage fees.
The case is listed as: Twitch Interactive, Inc. v. John and Jane Does 1 through 100, 3:19-cv-03418, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Francisco).
We will continue to keep you updated on the process.