Twitch immediately rescinds its artistic nudity policy


Twitch immediately rescinds its artistic nudity policy -Gudstory

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“Starting today, we are rolling back the change to artistic nudity,” the update said. “Moving forward, depictions of real or imagined nudity will not be allowed on Twitch, regardless of the medium.” Mature-rated games will not be affected by the rollback and will be subject to the new policy.

These changes allowed this type of content on Twitch as long as the stream was tagged with the appropriate content classification label.

However, today Twitch said it was specifically rolling back the part of the content policy that allowed “artistic nudity.”

“Much of the content created has been a matter of community concern,” the statement said. “These are concerns we share. Upon reflection, we have decided that we have gone too far with this change. Digital depictions of nudity present a unique challenge – AI can be used to create realistic images, and it can be difficult to distinguish between digital art and photography.

The specific invocation of AI appears to be related to concerns that the new artistic nudity policy could enable artists and other streamers to create and display AI-generated “deepfakes” that are passed off as permitted art.

It appears that the spirit of the artistic nudity policy grants artists the ability to pull sexual content on stream without fear of being punished. Twitch’s initial update recognized the artist community on the platform and previous sexual content policies were “overly punitive”. However, following the changes, it appeared that some streamers took advantage of the new policy to violate that spirit with activities such as using completely nude avatars or creating stream overlays featuring nude images.


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