In light of Twitch’s silence on hate attacks and other harassment against streamers, streaming software creator Streamlabs has announced its own measures to protect creators. create content. Called Safe Mode, this setting modifies the streamer’s conversation and removes any queued alerts to prevent the streamer from spamming with fake followers and getting the message across. hostile messages in chat. This mode is currently available to all Streamlabs users and works with Cloudbot, Streamlabs’ Twitch chat bot.
Today, we’re proud to introduce Safe Mode, a new feature that helps prevent harassment, hate messages, and chat spam from appearing on your live stream.
& mdash; Streamlabs (@streamlabs) September 1, 2021
Safe Mode comes as Twitch, the largest streaming platform, is rapidly losing its popular streamers and getting a lot of bad press for its lack of censorship and prevention of hate attacks. . Over the past few weeks, many content creators, especially marginalized ones, have become the recipients of hostility, where spammers fill up queues of alerts, chats, and messages. their messages with sexist, racist, rude, and offensive usernames comments.
Twitch has yet to implement critical features to mitigate or prevent hate attacks and similar acts of harassment, leading many to question the future of the platform and whether it will really listen. listen to people who generate millions of dollars a year for the company or not.
Safe Mode is available in the Streamlabs app and can be activated while the streamer is live. One way streamers get spammed is by using a fake or hateful username that causes their warnings to go on and on, annoy viewers, and potentially broadcast rude messages to viewers. live streamers and their audiences. When activated, Safe Mode disables follower alerts, clears all recent events, and removes any queued tracker, server, or raid alerts.
If the streamer has Cloudbot enabled as well, Safe Mode will restrict chat to emoji-only and followers-only or sub-only modes, preventing haters from filling the chat with stories. harassing messages. Finally, Safe Mode turns off chat alerts for followers and clears chat history, preventing intruders and spammers from using followers’ messages against streamers. next. The Streamlabs website has detailed information about how to enable Safe Mode in customers.