Kick Report Button: The platform takes a step towards improved moderation – In response to months of controversy and concerns regarding moderation on the platform, Kick has introduced a long-awaited feature—a report button. The addition comes after a series of controversial streams, prompting Kick to address the need for enhanced user safety and community guidelines enforcement.
The move is a significant step forward for Kick, often regarded as a Twitch rival, as it grapples with streamers banned on other platforms migrating to Kick to continue their broadcasts. The platform has been embroiled in drama, including instances that led to arrests, such as Ice Poseidon’s encounter with a sex worker in Australia and Johnny Somali’s arrest for trespassing during controversial broadcasts in Japan.
Kick Report Button: The platform takes a step towards improved moderation
Kick’s decision to implement a report button follows an October 6 update to its community guidelines, emphasizing the platform’s commitment to user safety. The new feature allows users to actively contribute to maintaining a secure and respectful environment by reporting behavior that violates policies or compromises user safety.
👮 Kick Report Button 👮
You can now report a stream easily if it’s in breach of Kick Community Guidelines
Hit the button at the bottom right and select the reason
Efforts will be taken to address all reports promptly
Misuse & spam of the feature will not be tolerated pic.twitter.com/DKmdpV9tBr
— Kick Support (@KickSupport) October 16, 2023
Acknowledging the “rowdy” nature of the platform, Kick cautioned users that it might not be suitable for those seeking a tame experience. The platform encourages an environment where users can freely express themselves while respecting others, underlining its commitment to a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
The company stated, “If you encounter a user engaging in harassment, hate speech, or other conduct that goes against our community guidelines, please don’t hesitate to use the ‘Report’ button.”
While Kick has taken this initial step, it’s clear that the platform is not done refining its moderation tools. The company hinted at further improvements, noting that the report functionality will become “more advanced” as the platform continues to grow.
Addressing concerns about streams that violate community guidelines, Kick reiterated its commitment to taking action. As the streaming wars unfold, the impact of these changes on the content landscape of Kick remains to be seen.