What are the reasons why Twitch streamers are banned?

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Many gamers and other entertainment-based creators view Twitch as a secondary or full-time source of income, but bans can make that impossible. To avoid being banned, streamers will need to understand Twitch's hard and soft rules. Although it's been a frustrating thing in the past, Twitch has started posting more specific reasons why specific streamers have been banned.

Copyright claims

One of the main reasons why the majority of content creators get banned is their copyright strike. Twitch, like Youtube, can remove videos and streams that contain content owned by someone other than the streamer.

This includes things like music and images. Creative Commons is a good place to start when someone isn't sure what is allowed and what isn't. People can end up getting banned if this type of activity is continuous or repeated.

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Inappropriate content

Another reason streamers can be banned is if their content is inappropriate. This type of content includes but is not limited to: bullying and harassment, hate speech, sexually explicit images or links, violence, etc.

Even if the streamer himself does not conduct this kind of behavior, he can be banned if his chat does. This is why having moderators is so important. As stated earlier, even links to this type of content can get streamers banned. Streamers should avoid linking to sites known specifically for adult content, such as OnlyFans.

Accidental prohibitions

Even with a more advanced website like Twitch, streamers can still get banned by mistake. This could be due to error on the part of the streamers, a misunderstanding, or an error on the part of Twitch. Streamers like Sweet Anita have been banned multiple times for mistakes on their part.

She specifically suffers from tourettes and often says inappropriate phrases with no intention or power to hold them back. Others have accidentally had sexually explicit content linked or leaked through a stream without their knowledge. For these kinds of situations, Twitch streamers can usually appeal to restore their account.

In any case, always be careful with the information disseminated on the Internet. Whether intentional or not, these types of situations can end a career. No streamer wants to leave their favorite gig for something insignificant.

For more Twitch-related content, check out How do Twitch streamers make money? on Pro Game Guides.

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