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Charli D’Amelio accused of baiting fans into using TikTok rival Triller

Published: 17/Oct/2020 16:39

by Charlotte Colombo

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Disappointed fans have called out Charli D’Amelio for ‘baiting’ them into downloading TikTok rival app Triller, after she appeared to have promised fans that she has uploaded a full video of her doing the WAP on the platform.

With 65 million monthly users, Triller has become one of TikTok’s fiercest competitors. One of the biggest pulling points of TikTok is undeniably the number of influencers sharing content on the app such as Addison Rae, Chase Hudson and, of course, Charli D’Amelio.

So, with this in mind, it isn’t surprising that Triller are trying to follow in TikTok’s footsteps by trying to encourage some of the app’s biggest content creators to jump ship and join Triller – but it seems that the fans of these influencers won’t be swayed that easily.

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TikTok: Charli D'Amelio
Charli was directing TikTok fans to Triller so they could see a full video of her doing the WAP dance.

When uploading a TikTok of her seemingly doing a preview of the WAP dance, D’Amelio encouraged fans to download Triller to see a full version of the dance.

However, many fans who downloaded the app found themselves to be disappointed, with the resultant video being D’Amelio doing the worm rather than the WAP dance. This led to fans accusing D’Amelio’s TikTok of being misleading.

@charlidamelioteehee go see my triller @ charlidamelio♬ WAP(feat. Megan Thee Stallion) – Cardi B

One Triller user said: “Charli, why did you lie? You said in one the videos and TikToks that you’d be doing the WAP”, while several other users on the app were asking where the WAP video was.

Over on TikTok, several users commented on the original users that the video was a ‘cap’ (lie), and warned fans not to download the app. One TikTok user said that Charli had “bamboozled us”, while another said to fans: “Don’t waste your time I just watched she didn’t do it”.

Are the D’Amelio’s moving to Triller?

Many fans were confused about D’Amelio’s seemingly random move to Triller. One TikTok user said: “TikTok literally made you and now you’re transitioning to Triller?”, while another user asked: “How much is Triller paying you use the app?”

According to New York Times journalist Taylor Lorenz, fans’ fears of D’Amelio being paid by Triller may not be unfounded. She alleges that D’Amelio was given $2 million and a black Rolls Royce to make that video, while her father, Marc D’Amelio, was allegedly given a seat on Triller’s board.

Meanwhile, fans are also getting suspicious about Charli’s sister’s Dixie’s relationship with Triller, as she recently uploaded a similar ‘flip day’ video for TikTok directing people to content on her Triller account.

These suspicions about the D’Amelio family’s work with Triller comes after it was announced they were joining the platform in September.

At the time, it was confirmed that the family hadn’t joined the app in an exclusive deal, meaning that they were still able to create content on other platforms like TikTok and YouTube.

Could this all be about to change?

Cars

Self-driving car hilariously crashes into wall during Twitch broadcast

Published: 29/Oct/2020 18:58

by Tanner Pierce

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During the Roborace Season Beta event being streamed on Twitch, which pits multiple teams operating “self-driving” cars against each other in an augmented reality experience, one of the cars crashed in an unfortunate, but ultimately hilarious, fashion.

If you never heard of Roborace, you’re probably not the only one. The AI-focused racing experience has only been around for a few years now and while it’s certainly entertaining, it hasn’t quite hit the mainstream just yet in the same way that something like Formula 1 racing has.

Despite this, Season Beta of the aforementioned competition is currently underway and is being streamed on Twitch for the world to see. Of course, it wouldn’t be a race without some spectacular crashes and one happened in an absolutely hilarious fashion on October 29.

During the second day of the Season Beta race, Acronis SIT Autonomous’s DevBot 2.0 car took an abrupt sharp turn directly into a wall immediately after being at a standstill, leading to an unfortunate, albeit hilarious moment during the race.

Unfortunately, the camera cuts away before we can see the reaction of the operators, although it’s hard to imagine that they wouldn’t be a little annoyed at that immediate outcome. While it’s currently unknown what the estimated price is for the DevBot 2.0, as they’re all produced specifically by Roborace, this little crash probably just cost the team a lot of money.

The DevBot 2.0 uses Nvidia’s DRIVE platform to operate, which allows artificial intelligence to take over driving the fully electric car, as it races through an augmented reality track.

As the name suggests, this is the second iteration to use the name and is being used by all teams during Season Beta. It’s unknown whether this error was due to a technical error or was down to the “operators”.

If fans are interested in Roborace, Season Beta is set to continue until October 30, and will be streamed on the competition’s official Twitch channel the whole time.