Twitch bans nudity amid censor bar meta

Twitch, a live-streaming platform focusing on video games and content creation has been under fire lately for recent controversies about nudity and censorship. 

According to Kotaku, the Amazon-owned company will no longer allow “implied nudity amid applying new policy rules to make the platform a “safe and welcoming place” for the community.

The updated policy was posted on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2023, through a blog post to control the ongoing “meta” (what’s trending right now) of streamers going naked or wearing minimal clothing with black censor bars on their body to cover it which most people deemed inappropriate since Twitch is a service meant for ages 13 and above.

Twitch bans nudity amid censor bar meta


The blog post mentioned the following:

“We are updating the Attire portion of our Community Guidelines to prohibit implied nudity while streaming on Twitch. This update is in response to a recent meta on Twitch in which streamers use black censor bars or other items to block their bodies or clothing, or position the camera frame such that the viewer is led to believe that the streamer is fully or partially nude.”

The update came in after Twitch allowed streamers such as Morgpie and LivStixs to go fully nude with censor bars on their bodies or show some cleavage as people started calling it “artistic nudity” on social media platforms such as X (formerly known as Twitter) causing even more controversy for the platform.

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According to Dexerto, CEO Dan Clancy said on Dec. 15, 2023, that “depictions of real or fictional nudity won’t be allowed on Twitch, regardless of the medium” and apologized for any confusion this whole situation caused.

He also added that part of their job is “to make adjustments that serve the community.”

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