Twitch rolls out automated tool to stem wave of chat harassment

Enlargereader comments 26 Share this story With messages flying by at speeds literally too fast for a human to read, manual moderation is an uphill battle on some of the most popular Twitch channels. That situation has led to plenty of instances where popular streamers have been deluged with waves of racist or sexist abuse that even quality human moderators can have trouble stemming. Twitch is offering a new tool in the fight against chat room trolls today in the form of AutoMod. Rather than relying on humans to flag and take down inappropriate messages after they’re posted (and quite possibly after the streamer has already read them), AutoMod tries to detect those messages automatically and preemptively send them to a moderation queue for approval or dismissal. Streamers can choose four…


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