Livestream Streaming Rules Violation

Quick and clear notification for streamers when they violate rules.

How does this mitigate hate?

Livestreams can be a hotbed for hateful and harassing content as streamers have a platform to spread hate and harassment that will be immediately seen and heard by viewers in the livestream.

It is important that streamers who violate the community agreements are quickly and clearly muted and notified of their violation.


When to use it?

Platforms that experience hateful or harassing content from streamers, should use this pattern to notify streamers of rules violations and potential consequences.

How does it work?

The notification should cover the majority of the streamer’s screen and tell them that they are violating the platform’s livestream rules.

The notification must be manually dismissed to verify that they have been notified of their violation, and are responsible for any further violations, and the consequences thereof.

If the violation is the final warning before ending the livestream, that should be specified in the warning message.


A notification that is clearly seen and has to be manually dismissed informs streamers of their violation and verifies that they have seen the message.

This pattern ensures that streamers are aware of what their violation was, so that they understand the consequences of their actions if they continue in the future.


ADL. “The Unique Challenges of Audio Content Moderation Part Two: Static vs. Livestreaming Audio.” Anti-Defamation League, June 30, 2021.

Douek, Evelyn, and Quinta Jurecic. “The Lawfare Podcast: The Challenges of Audio Content Moderation.” Podcast. Lawfare, April 22, 2021.

“How Platforms Can Stem Abuses of Livestreaming after the Storming of the Capitol.” Anti-Defamation League, January 15, 2021.

Jiang, Jialun Aaron, Charles Kiene, Skyler Middler, Jed R. Brubaker, and Casey Fiesler. “Moderation Challenges in Voice-Based Online Communities on Discord.” Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 3, no. CSCW (November 7, 2019): 1–23.