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Twitch streamer stunned after innocent dog emote was blocked on platform

A Twitch streamer named Deku was stunned after an innocent dog emote was flagged as sexual content and banned from the platform.

Twitch emotes are a big part of the platform’s culture. However, they’ve also been embroiled in controversy, including some that Twitch has labeled as “sexual content,” according to them Community Guidelines.

However, they don’t always get it right — at least not according to the Twitch streamers who use them. For example, Meowriianne called Twitch for flagging a cartoon mushroom in a hot tub as “sexual content.”

Likewise, NymN was shocked that Twitch had banned an emote on its channel that popped a cartoon character’s eyes out of his head, which is an age-old trope in animation dating back almost a century.

On May 3rd, Deku reported that it had happened again.

Twitch Ban Bird Emote for sexual content
Twitch: KaraCorvus

Twitch has banned other “innocent” emotes in the past.

Deku has an emote that she thinks clearly represents one Cartoon dog is dancing.

However, Twitch flagged it as sexual content and banned it from their channel. “This is by no means sexual content,” she said in response to the verdict.

“A dancing dog is sexual content. WTF? Twitch actually said, ‘Yes, we will allow half-naked women on Twitch to lick ear mics, but a dancing dog wagging its tail is way too far!’”

Twitch explained the reasons for their decision, describe it as: “images of sexual content or nudity, i.e. ‘gasm’ style emotes containing sexualized torsos or bodily fluids, animated images of buttocks.”

Deku said that if Twitch declined her appeal to lift the emote, she would find a way around it one way or another. “You did this to yourself, Twitch. I’ll have this emote on my side whether you like it or not!”

https://www.dexerto.com/entertainment/twitch-streamer-stunned-innocent-dog-emote-blocked-on-platform-1816619/ Twitch streamer stunned after innocent dog emote was blocked on platform

Emma Bowman

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