Twitch Nixes Policy Allowing ‘Artistic Nudity,’ Citing AI’s Ability to Create Realistic Images

Twitch Nixes Policy Allowing ‘Artistic Nudity,’ Citing AI’s Ability to Create Realistic Images

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Two days after Twitch updated its Sexual Content Policy to allow depictions of “fictionalized nudity” — if properly labeled — the Amazon-owned livestreaming platform has done an about-face.

“Upon reflection, we have decided that we went too far with this change,” Twitch CEO Dan Clancy wrote in a blog post Friday. “Digital depictions of nudity present a unique challenge – AI can be used to create realistic images, and it can be hard to distinguish between digital art and photography.”

Effective Friday, Twitch is rolling back the policy about artistic nudity changes. Moving forward, “depictions of real or fictional nudity won’t be allowed on Twitch, regardless of the medium,” Clancy wrote.

Clancy also wrote that some streamers, in response to the update, “created content that was in violation of our new policy. We’ve worked quickly to remove that content and issue channel enforcements.”

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