Addison Rae & Dixie D'Amelio spooked by 'deepfakes' of them on TikTok - Dexerto
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Addison Rae & Dixie D’Amelio spooked by ‘deepfakes’ of them on TikTok

Published: 16/Sep/2020 13:21

by Alice Hearing

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Dixie D’Amelio and Addison Rae have hit at ‘deepfake’ videos being posted of the two TikTok superstars.

Addison Rae boasts an impressive 60 million followers on TikTok and earns the most money of any TikToker. While she may be a little overshadowed by her little sister Charli, Dixie has still amassed 38 million followers.

Addison and Dixie have both been subject to a torrent of hate, abuse, and negative attention since blowing up on the app, something that both creators have spoken up about in the past, whether its to do with false rumors about themselves or other people.

Dixie has had to defend her own family and her ex-boyfriend, Griffin Johnson, on Twitter after they faced backlash from false rumors circulating on TikTok and Instagram.

Dixie D'Amelio and Addison Rae
Instagram: Dixie D'Amelio/ Bryant
Dixie and Addison are two of TikTok’s biggest creators

Now, deepfake videos of the creators have been circulating on the app, and Dixie has had enough.

According to Instagram account ‘TikTokroom’, one deepfake was posted with the caption “Okay imagining how embarrassing it is for Dixie’s parents once they see it.” Dixie commented on the video saying “Yes. It’s a deepfake but still my parents on this app chill” – in all caps.

Addison, who herself has also been the target of these ‘deepfakes’, replied to Dixie’s comment, “I can relate to this.”

Addison spoke out on persistent internet trolls this week in a tearful Instagram live in which she said: “There are moments when I read things about myself, and I read comments and I read things like that… I can’t sit here and act like has never affected me, because it has.”

TikTok has recently taken measures to tackle the rise of deep fakes within the app. In August, the platform said they are explicitly banned and that they are expanding fact-checking partnerships with PolitiFact and Lead Stories.

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DragonForce’s Herman Li banned from Twitch amid DMCA drama

Published: 27/Oct/2020 13:36 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 13:50

by Lauren Bergin

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Popular music streamer and DragonForce guitarist Herman Li has had his Twitch account banned on October 27, with the reason still unknown.

In a shock move, Twitch has suspended popular musician Herman Li from streaming on the platform, which he uses to provide insight into the life of professional musicians, as well as to shred his guitar like the metal God that he is.

Known for being the lead guitarist of Grammy-winning heavy rock group DragonForce – the masterminds behind the infamous ‘Through the Fire and Flames’ that dominated every Guitar Hero players’ childhood, Li has been praised over the years for his musical talents.

The guitarist has become somewhat of an icon on the platform, so it shocked fans to see his channel was no longer available.

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Li has become not only a DragonForce icon, but a Twitch one too.

Is this a DMCA ban?

At the time of writing, the reason for Li’s ban is unknown. Twitch does not comment on moderation decisions as a matter of privacy.

Speculation though, is that the artist has been banned as part of the new wave of DMCA strikes that have been sweeping across Twitch. As a musical streamer, DMCA makes the lives of musicians particularly difficult. Many have and may be banned in the future due to these new regulations – even if they are playing their own music.

In April, Li was livid as Universal muted his music on YouTube.

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Neither Li nor Twitch have elaborated on why the ban has taken place. No matter the reason though, this news comes will come as a shock to both Li and his fans, especially when he addressed the Twitch ban situation directly on stream back in June, reassuring other streamers that using his band’s music would not result in a DMCA strike.

Li stated that: “We know all these crazy things are happening on Twitch, people getting banned, people getting taken down, DMCA, I can tell you, you can play any song from the latest DragonForce album, Extreme Power Metal, and you will not get a strike. I assure you, you will be ok. Because we are very good friends with our people from the record label, who also love Twitch, so you will not have a problem.”

We will update this story if more details on the reason behind Li’s suspension become clear.