Kick has updated its terms of service to crack down on nudity and sexual content on its platform. The company explicitly stated that hot bathtub streams are now prohibited, as part of efforts to align with the Apple App Store’s policies for the mobile app. The move represents a tightening of Kick’s moderation policies regarding sexually suggestive content.
https://t.co/pXEG95XArA to begin increasing moderation on nudity and sexual conduct on the platform.
This primarily affects the pools, hot tubs & bikinis section.#kickstreaming #kickstreamer #kickarmy #kickaffiliate pic.twitter.com/vbBA7qdQhF
— Kick Recap (@kickrecap) April 14, 2023
The notice reads wearing underwear/lingerie/ pasties are strictly prohibited. Although swimwear and bikinis have given some leverage from this moderation policy. Apart from clothing, the streamers are advised not to perform sexual activities as well, this includes doing twerk as well.
Kick has been facing a lot of criticism lately, mainly due to issues with its content moderation policies. Some users have been using the platform to broadcast explicit sexual content, including showing sex acts and adult toys during their streams. These incidents have caused a lot of concern and controversy, with many people questioning Kick’s ability to maintain a safe and appropriate environment for its users.
Kick moderation rules welcomed by communities
The recent changes to Twitch’s policies aimed at curbing nudity and sexual content have been received positively by online communities, particularly on Twitter. There is a growing demand for swift action to be taken against content creators who violate these rules.
As Kick positions itself as a serious rival to one of the largest streaming platforms on the internet, it is imperative that the platform effectively manages its content moderation policy to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for all users. With Twitch leading the charge in implementing strict policies that prioritize user safety and well-being, it is important for other platforms to follow suit and take proactive measures to prevent any harmful or inappropriate content from being shared on their platforms.
What does Twitch policy say on Sexual and hot tub streams?
Twitch’s policy on sexual content and activities are very strict as well. The platform aims to create a safe and welcoming environment for all users. Nudity and sexually explicit content or activities such as pornography, sexual acts or intercourse, and sexual services are strictly prohibited on the platform. This includes any content or activities that involve sexual exploitation or violence, which will be reported to law enforcement if detected.
While sexually suggestive content or activities are also prohibited, there may be certain exceptions for educational or licensed content. However, such content is subject to additional restrictions and must be pre-approved by Twitch.
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