An isolated incident that has an immediately harmful impact appear to be easier to recognise. There is a risk that discrete pieces or genres of content receive disproportionate focus. However, the research identified that the cumulative route to harm appeared to cause the most severe harm.
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Some predatory viewers send messages in Twitch’s text chat that appear to look like donations to the children — a popular monetization feature on the platform — in an effort to coerce them into sexual acts.