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Twitch announces new verification method to tackle online grooming and predatory accounts

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Amazon-owned streaming platform Twitch has announced that it will be taking strict measures to prevent grooming and online s*xual abuse of children.

For many years, this has been an issue that has plagued the internet. The purple platform has now decided to improve its security and safety measures to fortify the platform from dangerous and toxic accounts.Over the past few years, Twitch has had several incidents involving predatory accounts.

There have been numerous such occurrences where the platform's safety measures have been breached.To stop this issue from gaining ground, the purple platform has announced that they will be introducing "mandatory phone verification requirements" to prevent users with inaccurate age information from going live on the platform.Twitch has a strict policy that prevents children under the age of 13 from streaming on the platform.

To double down on this policy, it has introduced newer methods and stringent plans. Regarding these steps, the Amazon-owned platform stated:The first among the many steps that the platform is taking is blocking accounts that were previously suspended for providing false age information.

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