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Twitch Bans Use of Words ‘Simp,’ ‘Incel,’ and ‘Virgin’

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Amazon acknowledged streaming platform Twitch will now ban users if they use words like “Simp” , “incel” and “Virgin”  while streaming or in the chatbox.

In a recent Twitch Town Hall video, COO Sara Clemens opened up about this new update where these words would be flagged as “forbidden” if they are used in a context that would negatively refer to someone else’s sexual activity.

This new update will also prohibit users from using the emotes that include the term ‘simp’. 

This update comes right after the speculative DMCA folk tale which saw a majority of the Twitch community oppose the same. Along with these words mentioned above, Twitch has imposed a ban on yet more words which can be found on their newly updated Hateful Conduct and Harassment policy. 

A Twitch official later clarified by stating, “Using these terms on their own wouldn’t lead to an enforcement but we would take action if they were used repeatedly in a harassing manner.” 

In Retaliation, a couple of Twitch Streamers did tweet regarding the same among whom is “Neekolul”, a content creator from 100 Thieves where she instead decided to replace “Simp” and “Incel” with “Kings” and “Manbaby” respectively.

This new policy is set to be observed by Twitch from 22nd of January, 2021.

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