Twitch reveals updated ‘Attire Policy’ after nude stream controversies

Twitch reveals updated ‘Attire Policy’ after nude stream controversies
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Jack Marsh

Published 

3rd Jan 2024 16:55

If we thought the hot tob meta was the birth and death of the nude meta on Twitch, recent weeks have shown that streamers don't need a paddling pool to find a way around the streaming service's rules. 

The camera-happy content creators have found many creative ways of showing some flesh, and with it has begun the era of "implied nude" streams. You might have noticed creators starting to use real-life censor bars to hoodwink onlookers into thinking they're in the buff.

This latest meta might already be dead, as Twitch has updated its 'Attire Policy' to ban anyone implying that they're clothesless.

Twitch bans the implied nude meta with new policies

The nude meta has erupted again, where streamers have been covering their private with OBS-added redactions, implying that they have no clothes on. This has come under criticism of Twitch, which hosts a lot of under-18-year-olds.

Former Call of Duty streamer turned Adult film star "TheDanDangler" made a return to Twitch in front of 11,000 viewers with just a black bar over her lady parts. In response to this, Twitch has now taken action against anyone implying that they are naked.

In an update to its policies, Twitch has said, "We don’t permit streamers to be fully or partially nude, including exposing genitals or buttocks. Nor do we permit streamers to imply or suggest that they are fully or partially nude, including, but not limited to, covering breasts or genitals with objects or censor bars.

"We do not permit the visible outline of genitals, even when covered. Broadcasting nude or partially nude minors is always prohibited, regardless of context."

Twitch removes implied nudity from its front page

 

People can still stream in this manner, but it will not be allowed on the front page. Instead, anyone streaming with censor bars will be forced to tag their content with the Sexual Themes label, which takes it off the discoverable pages and can only be found by people searching for such pages.

This doesn't just mean women either, as a male streamer has already been banned from the platform for using his own body to cover genitalia, claiming that it was the same as using censor bars.

The likes of Kaitlyn "Amouranth" Siragusa and TheDanDangler will have to head back to their other channels to get their kit off, all while Twitch is trying to keep itself an inclusive platform for adults and children alike.

Jack Marsh
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Jack Marsh
Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.
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