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Twitch sues unnamed pair linked to ‘hate raids’

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San Francisco (AFP) – Twitch is suing two users in US federal court, accusing them of orchestrating ‘hate raids’ spewing abuse at video game play streamers who are not white or straight. The Amazon-owned platform is seeking unspecified cash damages from the pair, identified in the lawsuit as a Netherlands resident behind the account CruzzControl and a Vienna resident with a CreatineOverdose account. In about August of this year, CruzzControl and CreatineOverdose “began coordinating attacks on Twitch’s streamers by raiding their channels and spamming those communities with hate,” Twitch said in…

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