Hi, I know that this is a very late response, but we’re hoping to find time to address this issue later this year. There are a few steps we’ll have to take to solve this problem in a way that will work for all streamers, but we understand the severity of the issue.catfishsushi commented
Earlier this year, I watched the Dr. Who saga replay on "Twitch Presents", and it took a min for the twitch Devs to realise they were being trolled by bots doing the "Watch-Bots" and radically inflating the viewer count. the "Food Channel" was so corrupted, it had to be moved.
The trend I'm seeing all across the Internet, is the Trolling of corporate entities, Twitch and many others, by Bot Abusers. One solution, is to use the services of the Distil Network, which often has to fight with Bots in real time, their Heuristics program can Limit, Block, and censor any bot made, and have fingerprinted over a million.
Also, mandating a removal phrase be posted plainly on the bots profile, and kept short, would be a great add-on to the Twitch TOS rules and regulations about/regarding Bots. And, a short statement as to the Purpose of the Bot, what it does, and Twitch having an accurate location of any Data it collects/stores/sells.
Please continue to do great things for the users of Twitch, as we are proud to stream on this Site. :)catfishsushi supported this idea ·
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The complete cutoff from banned profiles is good security, as today, I had a Ubuntu Host Spider Bot named "electricallongboard" and other such Bots, turn back on my turning off of channel auto-hosting, and a bogus complaint about music rights in War Thunder, was there. This must STOP, who owns TwitchTV? the Rightful Creators? or the Bots?
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