online harassment

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You probably shouldn’t say ‘simp’, ‘incel’ or ‘virgin’ on Twitch anymore

Twitch is updating its hateful conduct and harassment policy soon and as part of the new measures, users are going to be discouraged from using the words ‘simp’, ‘incel’, and ‘virgin’.Last week, Twitch announced widespread changes to its policies around harassment and hateful conduct that will be coming into place on January 22, 2021.As per the streaming platform “women, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, Black, Indigenous, and people of color” are frequently harassed on the site, and now bold new measures are being put in place to better safeguard the community and create a more positive, productive space.The new guidelines,…

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Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo collaborate to fight hate and harassment on all platforms

Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft have all teamed up to release a joint set of principles that will govern a safer gaming environment across each company’s platform.Each of the companies has published a post on their own site, titled “Our Shared Commitment to Safer Gaming,” which outlines plans designed to make each of the platform holders’ online spaces a safe place for gamers of all ages.The statement is broken down into a set of areas that outline how the trio of companies intends to fight toxicity and hate in all areas of online gaming. Each company states – outright – that they believe…