Twitch - give us the ability to remove followers!

Twitch - give us the ability to remove followers!

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Erika Sinervä started this petition to Twitch

Due to several occasions on Twitch where thousand upon thousands of illegitimate and fake accounts, or bots, raid channels it's time Twitch implement the ability for us, the streamers, to remove followers. 

One might think it would be considered a "boost" to get a follow raid but actually all it does is damage the channel and if it's not reported in the right way it may even result in a channel getting banned since they're against Twitch's ToS (Terms of Service), despite the streamer having nothing to do with it. When channels gets raided by thousands of follower bots it also takes away all the effort the streamer has put into their channel to accumulate the following that they originally had. If you're a serious streamer you don't want new people joining and being deceived by your follower count.

On Twitch's help page it says this;
"Twitch will not punish a user for the actions of another. If you are not responsible for botting, Twitch will not take action against you.

The first thing is not to panic or worry! If you are a broadcaster and are being botted we recommend:

- If you have an idea of who is behind it, report them. If you have any information about sellers of view-botting services who approach you, report them. Attach any and all evidence (screenshots, video) you have!
- Do not make it into a larger issue than it is. For many trolls, a reaction is what they are looking for, and as the common saying goes: “don’t feed the trolls.” This is not always easy, but if you do not react strongly, likely they will eventually get bored and move on.
- If asked about it, feel free to acknowledge the issue in a calm and civil manner. You will deprive the trolls of the reaction they want out of you, while still letting your viewers know that you are aware of what is happening. Giving no response can sometimes be just as damaging."

This is not enough. If we as streamers were able to have control of and remove followers it's a win-win situation. We can keep ourselves and our community safe and we also help Twitch by doing some of the "cleaning" for them. This should've been an option ages ago, it's time they make it happen.

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