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A Day Off Twitch, a daylong boycott of the platform, will occur on September 1st, to protest the ongoing harassment of marginalized streamers.
Over the past few weeks, streamers on Twitch have been speaking out against the abuse and harassment they receive simply for being marginalized people on the platform. On September 1, some streamers are planning to boycott the platform in order to make their voices heard.
On Twitch, "raiding" is often a positive action. Sometimes, when one streamer ends their stream, they encourage their viewers to watch another streamer who's still going. Essentially, you're asking your viewers to "raid" another channel, bombarding them with love.
A "hate raid" is different. It takes what's normally a positive occurrence-an influx of new viewers-and turns it into something terrifying. All of a sudden, a streamer's chat is full of hateful messages, often targeting them because of the ways that they are marginalized. This problem has been increasing in severity on Twitch all summe