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Amouranth blames “moron” troll for getting her banned on Twitch

Published: 12/May/2020 11:25

by Calum Patterson

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Kaitlyn ‘Amouranth’ Siragusa, one of the most popular streamers on the Twitch platform, has now revealed why she was suspended for 24 hours on May 11, claiming Twitch gave “power to the trolls.”

As it was her third ban, many suspected the punishment to be longer than previous instances, but after only 24 hours, she was back and livestreaming to her thousands of fans.

It was initially unclear why her channel had been suspended, as Twitch does not publicly comment on community guideline violations, but Amouranth herself has revealed the cause on her return stream.

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Amouranth was suspended for 24 hours on May 11, her third ban.

‘Troll’ gets Amouranth banned

According to Siragusa, she had been reading through ‘ban appeals’ (where banned users from her chat request to be unbanned), when the incident occurred.

One of the banned users put an explicit image as their picture for the appeal, and then reported Amouranth’s channel when she reviewed it.

“Yay, power to the trolls,” Amouranth said sarcastically during her ASMR stream on May 12. “I get in trouble for it, because someone else was a moron.”

Twitch has taken a harsh stance on even brief and accidental showing of explicit content in the past though, so it’s not surprising that Amouranth faced a 24-hour ban.

xQc was famously banned from the platform for showing explicit content for mere seconds, something which fans claimed was too harsh. Since then, Twitch has made their policy on such content even clearer, after criticism that it was too vague.

Only days before her latest ban, Amouranth told her viewers that in the past, Twitch has given her a pass on possible violations as long as she deleted the VOD and any clips of the incident. “Twitch said that if something pops up on your screen now, as long as you end the stream and delete the VOD, and delete the clips, then you’re fine.”

Clearly, on this occasion, Twitch felt it necessary to hand down a suspension, regardless of any efforts the streamer may have made to remove the offending content.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”