In recent years, livestream platforms grows like “mushrooms after rain”. However, not many of them stand out for popular streamer as well as large viewership. Douyu is one such platform, DouYu is a Chinese video streaming service.
This is the largest platform in China with 163.6 million monthly active users in 2019. Even according to Wikipedia, Douyu at that time had monthly active users. bigger than Twitch with 140 million. In 2018, Douyu earned $ 73 million from advertising revenue. Tencent owns about 37% of Douyu’s shares.
With becoming a giant platform in the Chinese market, it is easy to understand when Douyu has increasingly strict regulations, especially in censoring content. Recently, a female streamer on the Douyu platform, who had 3.5 million subscribers, was suddenly blocked from the channel. The reason is given because of the eternal reasons: have sensitive content. This female streamer is Takeda Karen from Japan, also known by the Chinese online community as “Teacher Takeda“.
Being one of the foreign streamers bringing a new experience to the viewers. Recently, this female streamer was suddenly locked in the channel. Then, she officially announced her retirement on the Douyu platform with a livestream confided filled with tears and revealed the unjust secrets behind this channel-locked incident.
The content on this female streamer’s previous livestreams simply teaches the language, but the beauty as well as hot appearance New girl’s is one of the factors that attract viewers. Is this the reason why Takeda falls into the “black list” of Douyu?
This female streamer said, behind the aura with millions of views, there are also many problems that outsiders cannot know such as salary debt, content moderation in a way too harsh and unjust.
Finally, when Takeda’s contract was about to expire, the female streamer decided to give up on the platform because of the way she worked as unfair, even. repressive. This is the problem that Takeda has decided to give up on the livestream industry, which makes many viewers regret.
Fan of “Teacher Takeda” also frustrated for his idol and said that Douyu had an unfair and even excessive way of doing it. It is known that many other streamers are also having problems with this livestream platform such as strict content restrictions and censorship, being “squeezed” by the popularity to viewers are the shortcomings that many Douyu streamer are facing.