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Twitch Sues Troll Streamers Over Violent Videos, Pornography


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Twitch Interactive Inc., the livestreaming platform owned by Inc, sued anonymous trolls who flooded the site last month with pornography, violent content and copyrighted movies and television shows.

Among examples of the objectionable uploads cited in Friday’s complaint is a livestream of the March massacres at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that left 51 people dead and 49 injured. The video captured by the gunman’s own chest-mounted camera appeared on several social networks, most prominently Facebook, which was criticized for how long it took to scrub the footage.