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Twitch implements obligatory two-factor authentication to protect channels

Twitch implements obligatory two-factor authentication to protect channels

Twitch is forcing streamers to up their security after a page for a game became filled with porn.

Last weekend, a group of accounts hosted a slew of inappropriate content tagged under Valve's card game Artifact. This included sexual content, memes, streams of other games, and even a video of the Christchurch attacks, according to Kotaku.

Streamers will now have to set up mandatory two-factor authentication to ensure that their channels are safe from being used to repeat this activity.

Twitch announced the changes on Twitter, saying it was "working with urgency" to remove all of the inappropriate content, and that it had also temporarily banned new creators and accounts from broadcasting live. The ban has since been lifted.


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Danielle Partis is Editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz. She was previously the lead content creator for TeamRock Games, as well as contributing to outlets such as Metal Hammer, both online and in-print. Prior to that, Danielle worked as a freelance PR consultant and freelance journalist for a number of outlets.

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