A Twitch streamer got into an argument with Uber and Lyft over the weekend after both of the companies apparently caught onto his scheme of streaming his rides to an audience.
Streamer JustSmurf maintained a part time gig as a driver for Uber and Lyft. During his drives around St. Louis, he streamed himself squiring his passengers around the city sometimes without the knowledge or consent of the passengers. According to the St Louis Post Dispatch, his viewers would frequently disparage his passengers, whose names and locations were sometimes revealed.
Lyft and Uber have banned Smurf from participating in their services as his actions violate their terms of service. His account has also disappeared from Twitch, and a spokesperson from the company said that we do not allow people to share content that invades others’ privacy.
The bigger concern, that most of us have that is the blatant invasion of privacy and lack of consent both of which cast a pall over other streamers trying to make it in the space.
Now this is definitely something that i don’t understand why anyone would like to watch something like this or what kind of entertainment is watching a driver picking up a passenger and all. But at the end it’s all about preference and taste.