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Alinity slams Twitch over “big problem” with its ban policy

Published: 1/May/2020 19:55 Updated: 1/May/2020 21:42

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch streamer ‘Alinity Divine’ came under fire after suffering a wardrobe malfunction during a live broadcast, only receiving a 24-hour ban for the scandal — an issue that she’s hitting out at the platform for, after FaZe Adapt received a lengthier ban for showing the slip-up.

Alinity became the target of social media backlash once again on April 24, after accidentally showing too much skin during a live stream when trying to stuff an object under her shirt.

A clip from the broadcast quickly went viral, with critics across the net calling for Twitch to ban the streamer over a matter that has historically seen many other streamers receive lengthy suspensions, in comparison.

Related – Why Everyone Wants Alinity Banned on Twitch

Finally, Twitch suspended Alinity for a 24-hour period: a length that was called into question almost immediately, but especially after fellow content creator FaZe Adapt received a three-day suspension for an apparently similar offense, although he was unsure of the reason for his ban.

“This is pretty cringe,” Adapt wrote of his suspension, which he proved with a screenshot of an email from Twitch, showing that he’d been banned for three days for “sexually suggestive content or activities.”

Alinity herself even responded to the situation, quoting Adapt’s Tweet in a reply calling for Twitch to give greater clarity to streamers and viewers regarding bans.

“THIS IS A BIG PROBLEM!” she wrote. “Twitch needs to come forward and EXPLAIN the reason that gets people suspended: With a timestamp of the stream and a description of EXACTLY what happened. PUBLICLY. They can create a forum specifically for it. There needs to be RECORDS of this.”

That’s not all; the streamer went on to admit that she’s grown tired of becoming a point of contention on the site due to rarely being punished for on-stream mishaps.

“I am extremely tired of being a point of comparison and being harassed by the communities of every single streamer that receives a suspension,” she continued.

This isn’t the first time she’s hit out at Twitch over their response to the wardrobe malfunction, either, having also asked the platform to ban her for longer than 24-hours and admitting to trying for a three-day suspension in wake of a scandal that has sent the community into chaos.

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Why was Codemiko banned on Twitch? Streamer responds as ‘simp’ rumors spread

Published: 21/Jan/2021 10:37 Updated: 21/Jan/2021 11:04

by Connor Bennett

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Popular virtual streamer CodeMiko has been banned from Twitch for the third time – but has stated she will be ‘back soon’ and denying rumors that the ban was caused by her using the word ‘simp.’

Over the years, Twitch streamers have come up with different ways to stand out from the crowd instead of just being world-class at certain games. Some have ramped up production in a major way and you can’t really take your eyes off it.

That includes VTubers and virtual streamers too, who use a digital avatar, editing, and even in some cases, a motion capture suit, to replace themselves on-screen and take on a different persona. 

In the last few weeks, Codemiko – a streamer who takes the VTuber concept to a whole new level – has been getting massive numbers on Twitch. However, she’s now been banned – for the third time.

CodeMiko on a livestream
Twitch: CodeMiko
CodeMiko is a virtual streamer with 50,000 followers on Twitch

Why was codemiko banned?

The ban came on January 19, but the specifics around why CodeMiko had been suspended by Twitch were unclear.

The reason for the ban, or its length, is unknown but some fans were quick to speculate on the reason. Some suggested that it was because she used the word Simp – which was recently banned by Twitch. 

On January 21, CodeMiko clarified that this was not the case, stating simply: “It’s not because of the word ‘simp.'”

She also confirmed that the ban was not permanent, posting that she’ll be back soon.

Others noted that in a previous stream, where she was interviewing fellow streamer PayMoneyWubby, Codemiko was incredibly drunk and could have been banned for that. Twitch does have some strict rules around drinking on stream, especially if you get out of hand and overindulge. 

There’s no way of confirming just why she’s banned, or how long the ban will last unless the streamer reveals it herself. Twitch typically does not comment on individual bans.

The only other thing she posted regarding the ban was the ‘sadge’ meme.

This would be her third ban, previously being banned twice in September of 2020.

However, a streamer usually has to be banned three times within a three month period to rack up a permanent ban.