Here we go again. Twitch is back at handing out their bans in confusing, and controversial, fashion, and just handed ‘Just Chatting’ streamer Novaruu for an odd violation of their terms of service.
Novaruu took to Twitter to address the ban, and also question how the length of her ban warranted the same length of bans handed out for those who are banned for nudity.
How does raffling off a birdhouse and nudity have the same amount of day ban. At least give me a 1 day ban.— Novaruu (@novaruu_) December 11, 2019
According to Dexerto, under section 9(iii) of the platform’s Terms of Service, streamers are not allowed to “make unsolicited offers, advertisements, proposals…to users of the Twitch services, including…things related to promotional giveaways.”
Streamers must also abide by the United States law when doing giveaways like this. Alabama, Hawaii, and Utah have banned raffles in their states. Novaruu currently resides in Texas, but is still subject to regulations under Federal law.
The Federal Trade Commission stipulates that “sweepstakes-type promotions that require a purchase by participants are illegal in the United States.”