Twitch, a streamer accuses the platform of gender disparity

Twitch, a streamer accuses the platform of gender disparity


Twitch is arguably the largest and busiest streaming platform on the web. The platform, owned by Amazon, is certainly easy to use and allows anyone to express their creativity. In addition, streamers can easily reach a large audience and make huge profits. The platform leaves room for a lot of different content and for streamers and viewers of all ages. Titles like Elden Ring are currently depopulating but there is also no shortage of entertainment content of another genre. Unfortunately, another aspect of the site is its flawed terms and conditions, which can lead to blurred guidelines.

Shirahiko, a popular Twitch streamer with over 20,000 followers, tweeted the possibility to title a live "I hate men". On the contrary, the "I hate women" alternative has been eliminated from the platform's moderation policy. The streamer then added, in her last live, that the intent behind this Tweet was precisely to underline the inconsistency of these policies. Given the recent bans for sexist and racial issues, shirahiko wanted to make irony about the possibility of hating one gender but not the other.| ); }

- shirahiko ️✨ (@shirahiko_) April 20, 2022

Since the tweet went viral, Twitch has solved the problem by banning both titles. A spokesperson for the platform says that the program is due to the automated system which, in some cases, incorrectly associates the words, therefore considering them not offensive. Whether these claims are true or not, it is still to be appreciated how the platform continues to address these issues as they emerge.

How much Twitch pays employees in the US, according to salary data

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Twitch is a giant in the game streaming industry.

While its competitors YouTube Gaming Live and Facebook Gaming continue to grow, Amazon-owned Twitch remains the dominant player in live content. Twitch clocked 1.9 billion hours of watch-time in February, per analytics firm Facebook Gaming, by comparison, tallied 497 million hours of watch time.

Internally, however, a recent Bloomberg report spotlighted a recent staff exodus at Twitch. Six C-Suite executives – and a total of 60 employees – left the company this year, per Bloomberg. The report found that 300 employees left the company in 2021.

Still, Twitch is staffing up in the US for roles including director of creator diversity partnerships, games campaign marketing manager, and more, according to its jobs board.

The company has paid six-figure salaries for various product and research jobs, an analysis by Insider found.

We pored over public data to get a snapshot of Twitch's salary levels. The data, released by the US Department of Labor's Office of Foreign Labor Certification, shows how much Twitch offered to pay employees who it wanted to hire in the US through work visas.

Twitch offered certain US staffers between October 2020 and December 2021 salaries ranging from $60,174 to $201,968 per year for various roles, according to the data.

These are base salaries, and Twitch may have also offered other forms of compensation such as stock options.

Our full analysis details the base salaries for jobs including software development engineer, data scientist, business intelligence engineer, and more.

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