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Twitch is accused of sexism for banning phrase “I hate women” but not “I hate men”

Double standard.
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Twitch is accused of double standards for allowing hateful language against men. Users discovered that the platform allows “i hate men” but blocks “i hate women.”

Earlier this week, Twitch streamer “shirahiko” posted two screenshots on Twitter to expose Twitch’s sexism against men. Per the screenshots, attempting to publish a stream with the title “I hate women,” Twitch blocks it for violating its “moderation policy.”

The same does not happen when users attempt to type the title “I hate men.”

Shirahiko said they wanted to type the title “I hate women” to “mock the fact that people are blowing things out of proportion again by saying ‘all men are bad’ in the Vtuber community.”

The post went viral, with many people accusing Twitch of sexism.

One user wrote, “Jokes aside, this is genuinely sad.” Another responded: “It’s not only sad, it’s plain discrimination.”

Another user said, “Wait that doesn’t sound fair, you should be able to hate everyone equally regardless of gender.”

A spokesperson for the platform claimed that machine learning limitations were the reason why one of the two phrases was not blocked.

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