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Twitch is suing the makers of view-bots

Twitch is suing the makers of view-bots

Twitch is suing the makers of view-bots

Twitch is suing the makers of view-bots

    

Twitch is suing the makers of view-bots, follow-bots, and chat-bots in order to promote fairness in the Twitch streaming community and prevent streamers from artificially inflating their view figures. 

This mirrors the recent action that has been taken by their parent company Amazon, who have recently sued those who sell fake reviewing services for their online storefront.  

On Twitch bots have been used to artificially inflate the view count, follower count, or chat activity of Twitch streams or to harass rival streamers. These bots are blatantly breaking Twitch's terms of service and can are offered by providers who claim that they can help streamers on their way to Twitch partnership. 

 

         Sometimes these bots are used by a broadcaster who believes the perception of higher viewership and social activity will put them on the fast-track to success or Twitch partnership. Other times, bots are used to harass other broadcasters in order to attempt to deny them partnership, or get their channel suspended. All of this is enabled by bot services offered by a handful of sellers who make misleading claims for their own commercial benefit. We take this situation very seriously and would like you to know what we’re doing about it.

We are taking the next step toward protecting Twitch viewers and broadcasters from the damaging effects of this kind of malicious activity by taking public legal action against seven of the most active sellers of viewbot services. See here for the full text of the public legal complaint.

Twitch is suing the makers of view-bots  (There are plenty of these view-bot services available)

 

Twitch are suing 7 of the most popular view-bot sellers, hoping that this will act as a deterrent for others who operate such services, as well as those who think about using them. 

New guidelines have now been made by Twitch that tells both viewers and streamers the best practices on how to report suspected botting. 

 

You can join the discussion on Twitch suing the makers of Twitch view bots on the OC3D Forums

 

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Most Recent Comments

20-06-2016, 14:16:10

tolagarf
I approve!Quote

20-06-2016, 14:23:34

SeekaX
And who are they actually going to get with this? The botters will just move to some country which won't cooperate with the states and that's that.Quote

21-06-2016, 03:46:47

Kushiro
Send threats and ban them if they don't come to the states for a vacation and get get sued on the side.

Go Twitch, rooting for ya.Quote

24-06-2016, 07:31:48

KTM_RULZ
Always wondered why gaming companies didn't sue ppl that created aimbots and similar stuff.Quote

24-06-2016, 07:37:19

Kushiro
Players dont make any money from using them. Just gives them stats etc.Quote
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