Twitch has officially suspended Amouranth twitch ads after the hot tub stream without any prior notice. Twitch has always been guilty of not maintaining communication with streamers.
Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa is one of the most followed female Twitch streamers having over 2.8 million followers and more than 19,000 subscribers.
However, Twitch has recently suspended her ads account without any notice claiming that her streams are “not advertiser friendly.”
“Yesterday I was informed that Twitch has indefinitely suspended advertising on my channel,” Amournath tweeted. “Twitch didn’t reach out in any way whatsoever. I had to initiate the conversation after noticing, without any prior warning, all the ads revenue had disappeared from my Channel Analytics.”
“This is an ALARMING precedent and serves as a stark warning that although content may not ostensibly break community guidelines or terms of service, Twitch has complete discretion to target individual channels & partially or wholly demonetized them for content that is deemed ‘not advertiser friendly’, something that there is no communicated guideline for. This leaves open-ended the question of where the line is drawn.” she says.
Hot Tub streams are the new version of Just chatting except that streamers wear a swim suit while being inside a hot tub or pool.
She has also got her account suspended several times in the past for streaming inappropriate content.
“Swimwear is permitted as long as it completely covers the genitals, and those who present as women must also cover their nipples. Full coverage of buttocks is not required, but camera focus around them is still subject to our sexually suggestive content policy. Coverage must be fully opaque, even when wet. Sheer or partially see-through swimwear or other clothing does not constitute coverage.”
However, the point that Amournath is trying to prove her is completely valid – The issue here isn’t the suspension itself but that it was based on guidelines that streamers aren’t made aware of, and imposed without warning.
“I asked my [Twitch] partner manager why my ads were showing 0 after May 7, and she initially expressed surprise as well and even introduced me to upcoming ads products that were rolling out,” she told Kotaku. “After inquiring internally, it seems she came back with a prepared statement. They made clear that ads were off the table in the short term. They vaguely alluded that not all content allowed under [terms of service] is appropriate for all advertisers.”
In her latest stream Amournath revealed that her ad revenue prior to this suspension was $40,000, however she is lucky that she is not completely dependent on Ads but many other streamers are not that fortunate.
“This wasn’t me crying at all about, ‘Oh no, my ads’,” she said “I foresaw something like this coming. I think the scariest issue that people who aren’t broadcasters aren’t realizing is the stealthy way of not telling you. And that’s what I think is the big issue here that the creators are worried about.”
Twitch have always faced criticism for not being able to maintain communication with streamers and content creators.
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