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New study explores sexism among Twitch commenters


A U.S.-based university has conducted research into how livestream audiences interact with the host depending on their gender, and it shows — perhaps unsurprisngly — that there is an issue with sexism among Twitch's userbase. Gendered Conversation in a Social Game-Streaming Platform, a report carried out by the Indiana University Network Science Institute, analyses messages posted across 200 male-hosted Twitch channels and 200 female-hosted ones. More than 70 million messages were studied and the results show female streamers are less likely to receive comments about their actual content, Polygon reports. more

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