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Built-In Livestreaming Is Creating Some Bad Behavior On The PlayStation 4

One banned Twitch user disrobed his wife for all of the PlayStation community to see.

Built-In Livestreaming Is Creating Some Bad Behavior On The PlayStation 4
[Image: Alice Truong]
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Within a day of its launch, more than a million PlayStation 4s were sold. When millions of people on a live-streaming platform have a built-in app that broadcasts images of their living rooms, what do you expect? A lot of NSFW antics, that’s what.

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Twitch has been hard at work enforcing its Terms of Service–which include a ban on content that’s “unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable.” One such example was documented by GameRevolution, which reported that a user by the name of Darckobra was banned after he exposed his sleeping wife online. He started by lifting her shirt to exposed her breasts and eventually disrobed his wife completely.

Perhaps this is a good lesson for Microsoft, which has time to sort out such issues before Twitch’s arrival on the Xbox One next year.

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About the author

Based in San Francisco, Alice Truong is Fast Company's West Coast correspondent. She previously reported in Chicago, Washington D.C., New York and most recently Hong Kong, where she (left her heart and) worked as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal

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