Strike on Twitch: a day without live to fight against harassment and silence

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Part of the Twitch content creator community will go on strike this Wednesday, September 1, thus avoiding any contact and retransmission on the platform. The initiative, born in North American lands and also extended to the Spanish-speaking community, seeks to demand measures by Amazon, owner of the platform, that prevent and eliminate the hatred that is given off by many of the users and creators: racism, homophobia, harassment and sexist behaviors.

A day without Twitch: #ADayOffTwitch

The silence that surrounds this type of situation will be fought during the day today with the absence of direct by those who have joined the cause. The hashtag #ADayOffTwitch (a day without Twitch) is the trigger for everything. Over the past week, thousands of content creators with hundreds of thousands of followers and subscribers have used their loudspeaker to spread the word. One of them, Rek It Raven.

The problem of raids that incite hatred

As reported, some of the creators themselves are responsible for making raids (migration of all viewers to other channels at the end of their live shows) to channels of any of the affected groups. The will of these gestures is subverted, which generally serve to nudge viewers into smaller or unknown content channels. The purpose of those raids infected is none other than inciting hatred, transmitting insults and messages that, ultimately, are harassment and harm the well-being of both creators and consumers of the platform’s content.

The protest, which is based on do not do any kind of direct or enter Twitch during the whole day of this Wednesday, is a boycott that can trigger a response from Amazon. If there are no viewers, no ads are printed and no ads are consumed.

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The Spanish Twitch community has spread the message both to other colleagues in the profession and to their own followers, warning that today there will be no content to tune in to. Now, it is Amazon’s turn to respond and take action.

References | Rek It Raven


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