Twitch is closing in on its Christchurch trolls

For just over a month, Twitch has been trying to track down a group of anonymous trolls who spammed the platform with violent footage of the Christchurch shooting in the wake of the attack. That hunt kicked off in earnest when Twitch filed suit against the trolls earlier in June, but new filings show the company has more clues to the perpetrators’ identity than anyone suspected, including specific email addresses for at least three people and Discord logs where the attack was organized.

The evidence was submitted in an ex parte filing on Thursday, which included a deposition from an incident response engineer at Twitch. According to the filings, Twitch has identified a specific user it believes to be responsible for coordinating the…

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