For years, Twitch has been trying to implement its moderation and security policy in a transparent, egalitarian way. After its launch in 2011, the streaming service grew faster than expected and was acquired by Amazon in 2014 for almost $ 1 billion. During these growth spurts, the company stumbled through controversy over its ban decisions, gender-specific (and specifically female nipple) clothing restrictions Security guidelines.
“The creation of the Security Advisory Board is just one way to improve our approach to trust and security issues,” the company wrote. “We will continue to invest in tools, products and policies that promote the safety and well-being of all Twitch employees.”
With the creation of an internal audit committee, Twitch is following a blueprint that other technology companies have created in recent years. In particular, Facebook announced plans for a content governance body in 2018 and only announced the names of its first 20 members this month. The group will monitor moderation disputes on Facebook, Instagram and the company’s related product screen and has the power to override CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook’s oversight board plans to start hearing cases this year.