Twitch is one of the most popular websites when it comes to streaming. Every day, thousands of users go live while gaming or doing other entertaining activities. The platform is mostly about gaming but there are livestreams focused on chatting and showing the entire day of the streamer.
Twitch is now home to many streamers who just show what they do in real life. Many users have gained millions of followers that way but Twitch is now taking action against those who are seen streaming in places where it can get a little dangerous.
In recent weeks, the platform has started handing out bans for those who are caught streaming while driving. Some users have found out that the platform is taking action after receiving a ban.
Some of the bans include streamers who have hundreds of thousands of followers. One of the first to receive a ban over this was streamer pajalockk, who was caught filming while on the road.
Mitch Jones, who is popular on the platform, received a similar ban. He received the ban last month and later apologized on social media for looking at his phone while on the road. His apology tweet mentions that the ban from Twitch was for a week.
Bri and Katie Teresi, who have a joint channel on Twitch, were also suspended by the website for a few hours for livestreaming while in a car. Bri Teresi later posted a tweet mentioning that the channel had received a strike because she was not being the best driver.
The platform has also gone after those livestreaming from places that are not dangerous but are private. Dr. Disrespect, one of the most popular streamers on Twitch, is known for his gaming livestreams but he recently visited a gaming conference and livestreamed for most of it.
During his E3 visit, he streamed inside a public bathroom. The IRL stream was a first for Doc but Twitch was not happy with that part of the segment. He quickly received a ban from the platform.
Several streamers spoke on the ban and many agreed that he had broken the rules. He later apologized for the incident, which resulted in a multi-week ban. He returned to the platform a few days ago.
It is not the first time that Twitch bans streamers over something seen in a video. But the platform appears to now be even more serious when it comes to IRL streams and the dangers that those can bring if the streamers are not careful on what they do or show.
Twitch, founded in 2011, has more than 58,000 live channels, according to TwitchTracker. The tracking website also shows that there were over 3,459,000 total streamers last month. Fortnite and League of Legends are among the most watched games in the platform.