Streamer explains why it’s not easy to avoid hate raids on Twitch

Hate blitzes are becoming increasingly common on Twitch, with bots flooding various streams with racial slurs and other gruesome language. It led to the hashtag #DoBetterTwitch And #ADayOffTwitch Gaining momentum on Twitter, and a response from the platform acknowledging the need to deal with this unfortunate trend more effectively.

For now, Twitch is blaming streamers to prevent these things from happening. Tools like chat mode are available in followers only mode or block certain words and phrases, but one operator gave an excellent explanation of why this is not as easy as it sounds.

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