“We continue the fight.”
Twitch content creators are planning a one-day strike to force the streaming service to better support marginalized streamers who are doxed or attacked while working.
Using the hashtag #ADayOffTwitch, protesters hope that by refusing to log in and create – or even watch – Twitch streams on September 1, it will beat the company’s purse and force it to listen and better support the suffering creators. regularly from “hate raids” and organized attacks.
The idea for the boycott comes from Rek It Raven, LuciaEverBlack and Shineypen (thanks, PC Gamer), and together they try to convince other Twitch streamers and viewers to do the same.
We continue the fight.
Call out to @LuciaEverblack and @ShineyPen to help me with this! #ADayOffTwitch
September 1, do not go directly. pic.twitter.com/dU1ycC9YtM
– ??? ??, ?????! ?? (@RekItRaven) August 20, 2021
“We have seen a lot of talk about bottling, hate attacks and other forms of harassment aimed at marginalized creators,” the company said recently in a Twitter thread. “You ask us to do better, and we know we need to do more to address these issues. It includes an open and ongoing dialogue on creative security.” It also admitted that there was a “vulnerability in our proactive filters” and promised to “continue to update this to resolve new issues”.
ICYMI, Twitch recently lowered the cost of Tier 1 subscriptions in the UK from £ 4.99 to £ 3.99 as part of a broader program to introduce local rates in relation to the cost of living and exchange rates in each region. As Ishraq summed up at the time, under the existing pricing structure, UK subscribers paid about $ 7 USD per sub, significantly higher than the $ 4.99 that Americans paid.