The new council will help “support the growth” of the Twitch community.
Twitch has announced a new Safety Advisory Council, made up of both streamers who regularly use the site and online safety experts.
We’re taking a big step forward for community safety. Meet the new Twitch Safety Advisory Council.
Made up of Twitch creators and online safety experts, the council will advise us on policy updates, new products, healthy streaming habits, and more: https://t.co/HwPo0aanCr pic.twitter.com/l7XIhibsht
— Twitch (@Twitch) May 14, 2020
Writing in a blogpost, Twitch said:
“The Safety Advisory Council will inform and guide decisions made at Twitch by contributing their experience, expertise, and belief in Twitch’s mission of empowering communities to create together.”
The council is set to advise on a number of different topics, including:
- The drafting of new policies and any policy updates.
- The identification of emerging trends that could change the experience of those who use Twitch.
- The development of new products and features to improve moderation and safety.
- The protection of interests of marginalised groups.
- The promotion of healthy streaming and maintaining balanced work-life habits.
According to Twitch, those selected to join the council have a familiarity with the site itself, as well as relevant experience both in their personal and professional lives.
“When developing this council we felt it was essential to include both experts who can provide an external perspective, as well as Twitch streamers who deeply understand unique challenges and viewpoints,” the blog post reads.
The members of the council include Alex Holmes, Deputy CEO of The Diana Award; Ben Cassell; Cupahnoodle; Emma Llansó, Director of the Center for Democracy & Technology‘s Free Expression Project; Steph Loehr; Dr. Sameer Hinduja, Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center; T.L. Taylor, Co-Founder and Director of Research for AnyKey; and Zizaran.
Those wishing to learn more about the Twitch’s Safety Advisory Council can do so via its official blog.