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Twitch Removes Channel Promo Feature After Being Used To Highlight NSFW Content

One of the most recent features added to Twitch has been the promotion of paid streamer channels, an action with which fans could try to replace direct tips to their favorite content creators, allowing them to buy subscriptions and bits. to highlight and give greater visibility to these channels within the main page of the platform.

Although everything started normally, being in fact a quite popular feature, soon some users began to take advantage of this feature to circumvent the security measures of the platform and highlight retransmissions with adult content. This is how they shared it from PC Gamer, one of the first to notice this event.

Starting March 30, users of Twitter and Reddit they started finding channels on their front pages that were streaming porn, both with live broadcasts and screen sharing with content from websites such as PornHub; all of them accompanied by this new prominent labeling that categorized them as “promoted by the streamer community”.

For its part, the company itself, through a statement shared by a representative, confirmed that the testing of the “Boost Train” project would have stopped immediately and without a specific return date, due to security-related issues that arose during testing. Although this statement specifically avoided mentioning this type of adult content, there is no doubt that it is the main reason.

Thus, now the doubts of the users are in the small uncertainty of whether Twitch will cancel this project or try to find some kind of security measure to avoid these problems (beyond its own account detection and blocking algorithm) given the great interest that this functionality had generated to boost small streamers.

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