Destiny reveals why he's been banned on Twitch yet again - Dexerto

Destiny reveals why he’s been banned on Twitch yet again

Published: 4/May/2020 22:22 Updated: 5/May/2020 5:45

by Brent Koepp


Popular streamer Steven ‘Destiny’ Bonnell was banned on Twitch on May 4 for the second time in 2020. The personality revealed what led to his channel being suspended yet again.

Destiny is one of the most watched streamers on Twitch, although in the last year he’s had his fair share of trouble on the platform, resulting his account being banned numerous times.

And on April 4, the American found his account suspended again, making it the second time in the last five months. The 31-year-old posted on Reddit to explain what went wrong.

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Destiny banned again on Twitch

Viewers were informed of the ban on May 4 by the Twitter account ‘StreamerBans’ – a bot that tracks when Twitch partners are banned from the Amazon-owned platform.

This isn’t the first time the streamer has found himself banned on the streaming service, as his channel had been suspended on January 9. The American had accidentally shown an inappropriate thumbnail while live. “”Are you serious? F**k this s**t,” he said in frustration at the time.

Fans curious as to why he had been given the infraction were given a response on Reddit by Destiny himself who explained it was for showing too much while watching a YouTube video during a previous broadcast. “24 hour accidental n*dity in some YT vid,” he replied.

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Destiny responded to fans on Reddit and explained why he had been banned.

While the suspension will only last a day this time, it is now the third time in a row that the streamer has found himself in hot water over the same thing. In November 2019, he had gotten in trouble for accidentally showing an image of fellow streamer ‘Alebrelle.’

Though, it should be noted it was an accident in each case. If nothing else, it shows how careful personalities have to be when going live on Twitch, especially when reacting to content for their viewers. Even a simple miss-click, or background image can net you with a sudden ban.


Pokimane reveals plans for Twitch VODs after DMCA takedowns

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:33

by Jacob Hale


Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has revealed her plans for her Twitch VODs, after many creators on the platform, including some of the very biggest, were hit with DMCA takedown notifications over content in their back-catalog.

On October 21, some of the most popular names on the platform revealed that they have been getting these DMCA notifications, with people such as Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar, and more finding that clips and VODs from past broadcasts have been deleted.

Obviously, in recent months there have been issues with streamers using copyrighted music on their stream, with many opting to stop so as to avoid any legal issues, but now their past content is being sifted through and checked, and the results are wiping out some of these creators’ favorite moments on stream.

While many streamers are doing all they can to keep their content on their Twitch channel available, Pokimane has revealed her plans for past VODs.

Twitch streamer Pokimane
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Pokimane has been streaming full-time since 2017, but may have to remove a lot of her content to avoid DMCA takedown requests.

After a viewer told Poki that fellow streamer Saqib ‘Lirik’ Zahid was to delete all of his VODs he’s built up over the years, she suggested that the same might be the case for her own channel.

“Lirik’s going to delete all his VODs? Well, guess what, it’s not just Lirik,” she told her viewers during her October 22 stream.

She continued: “Today, tomorrow, at some point, you guys are going to come across my channel and there’s going to be zero content. Sucks to say, but it is what it is.”

Of course, there will be many top streamers considering that reality right now: that the content they’ve put out over however many years could simply be erased due to the music being played in the background.

Some content creators have already started taking down old VODs and deleting clips, and Pokimane may be just one of many that do so to avoid being banned from the platform altogether. We might see some creators start transferring their content to YouTube, but this would likely require a Herculean effort, too.

At the time of writing, Pokimane’s VODs haven’t been wiped from her channel.