As we said, yesterday thousands of streamers took a day off on Twitch in protest continually contributing to the site of campaigns of harassment known as hate raids… While regular readers of video game websites would be armed with the sheer volume of information flowing in throughout the day, TV news viewers needed to be more clearly explained.
Fox 5 New York got VTuber to help get the message across in a short 2-minute segment Buffpup to help explain the protest and their experiences on the platform, and while the combination of the words “Fox News” and “Vtuber” may lead you to a certain intended path, it was all played so bluntly – and so informative – that it is one of the best examples in the genre. trying to explain the shit from video games to ordinary people ”that I can think of! Especially given the network’s track record when it comes to online things.
if you are missed news for the last couple of days, a ton of streamers yesterday refused to broadcast due to ongoing “hate raids” on the platform, when attackers using bot accounts flood the chats of marginal streamers and colored streamers. First reports show that thanks to the #ADayOffTwitch hashtag, they actually reduced Twitch daily traffic:
While the Amazon-owned streaming platform has yet to make the proposed changes to the controversial raid system, it is clear that some previously fired as small traffic had a big impact, potentially costing Twitch roughly 22% of its peak concurrent traffic of the day.
This number comes from TwitchTracker which provides external data on platform metrics such as the number of people who stream and how much they watch. While Twitch typically reaches 4.5 million concurrent viewers on any given day, it was around 3.5 million on Wednesday. The drop came as the number of content creators streaming on the platform dropped by more than 10,000 as they rallied around the hashtag #ADayOffTwitch.
Update: 9/2/2021 10:00 PM ET: Ok, as an Australian, I don’t seem to quite understand the difference between regional partner stations and the main channel, but still! The basic message of the post that I already alluded to – that all network TV channels, from CNN to Fox, have been struggling with this lately – is still valid, so I’ll leave the post as it is.