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Entertainment • May 28, 2019

Twitch finally speaks out on porn videos being shown in Artifact directory

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Twitch finally speaks out on porn videos being shown in Artifact directory
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Twitch’s abandoned Artifact section was full of questionable content for a few days and the company seemed to be turning a blind eye, leading people to stream hardcore porn and hentai.

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Valve’s collectable card game bombed from the get-go and became a viral laughing stock to the gaming community, sparking several memes and internet jokes, which is probably the reason why the Twitch section became a breeding ground for the inappropriate streams.

The Artifact directory showed several unsuitable videos for days; from hardcore porn such as this (EXTREMELY NSFW CLIP), to illegal movie streams and footage of the New Zealand mosque shootings, it had it all.

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The Artifact directory had been in shambles for a few days.

After days of constant shenanigans, Twitch has finally responded in a series of tweets about the situation, saying, “Over the weekend we became aware of a number of accounts targeting the "Artifact" game directory to share content that grossly violates our terms of service. Our investigations uncovered that the majority of accounts that shared and viewed the content were automated.”

“We are working with urgency to remove the offending content and suspend all accounts engaged in this behavior. In addition, we have temporarily suspended the ability for new creators to stream,” they continued. “We’re very sorry for the inconvenience. The safety of our community is our top priority and we’re doing everything we can to restore all access as quickly as possible. We will provide an update when we’re able to do so.”

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It is simply insane how out-of-hand the situation got before Twitch finally decided to step in, and it’s unknown at this point whether they’ll shut the directory down for good or not.

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It’s not the only time people have streamed porn

A Twitch streamer seemingly turned streaming porn into a game, seeing how long they could show the inappropriate content without getting banned by the company.

User ‘forsaaaanpepegaa’ only managed to stream the pornographic material for ten minutes before Twitch caught wind and swung the ban hammer, perhaps only because Rod 'Slasher' Breslau brought attention to it on Twitter.

Forsaaaanpepegaa had pulled the stunt multiple times and kept a counter at the bottom of their stream that showed how many overall bans they’d received and how many viewers they’d had across all streams.

Twitch finally banned his channel for good on January 26 after his stream gained mass attention online, but like with the Artifact situation, they were slow to the mark.

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