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Dixie D’Amelio hits back after receiving death threats on social media

Published: 6/May/2020 14:55

by Jacob Hale

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TikTok star Dixie D’Amelio has hit out on Twitter after receiving death threats online, saying she finds it sad that it has been caused by “inaccurate speculation.”

Dixie, older sister of TikTok’s most-followed creator Charli, has become an internet titan due to her viral success on the platform, with almost 23 million followers at the time of writing, and growing rapidly.

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With so much presence online, however, comes even more scope for criticism and hate, and Dixie has found herself in the center of controversy after people dug up some of her older posts and questioned what they saw.

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Dixie(left) and Charli D’Amelio combine for almost 80 million followers on TikTok.

Some followers of Dixie found her old VSCO account – a mobile photography app where users could edit and show off their photos – and highlighted flags that were in the background of one of her posts.

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Needless to say, Dixie felt inclined to respond, saying that the house she was in at the time “wasn’t even her house,” so she clearly had no say over how it was decorated.

Then, in a follow-up tweet later on May 5, Dixie felt it necessary to explain the rumors that were going around and address the death threats she received as a result.

“I find it sad that I have received death threats due to inaccurate speculation of my political belief,” she said, with many responses saying that it’s “crazy” she would get death threats at all, let alone for something that was not true in the first place.

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No matter someone’s beliefs, death threats are never the answer, especially when the full picture clearly isn’t being shown.

Unfortunately, it appears to just be a part of social media use in the modern-day, especially when you’ve got a following as large as Dixie’s. There has been an outpouring of support for her already, hopefully enough to drown out the harassment and threats.

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Overwatch devs make Elon Musk’s dreams come true by buffing Torbjorn

Published: 14/Oct/2020 3:20 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 3:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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UPDATE (October 13, 7PM PT): Mere hours after Elon Musk confirmed that his Overwatch main was Torbjorn, the Overwatch developers released a video showcasing a newly buffed version of the Damage hero, per his request.

Elon Musk asked for a buff to Torb’s turret and that’s exactly what he got. In the same day that his main hero was made public, the Overwatch team fulfilled his requests and gave Torb one of his biggest buffs to date in a hilarious bite-sized clip.

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The video shows Torb’s deployable turrets soaring off the ground. Three of them remained floating in the sky all at once, blasting down any foe that dared to step out on the moon.

It’s no secret that tech billionaire Elon Musk plays video games, but on October 13, he shocked the internet when he revealed his Overwatch main and how he would buff the hero.

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After making a rather random tweet about the “The Illuminaughty” – a clever play on words, YouTuber twomad asked the 49-year-old if he mains Torbjorn in Overwatch.

Regardless of how the weird topic got started, Elon replied saying “um… yes” confirming he does in fact play Blizzard’s hero-based FPS and mains the Swedish engineer.

The unlikely response earned Musk a whopping 26,000 likes. For much of Overwatch’s lifespan, Torb was considered a bit of a joke or throw pick who offered very little benefit on attack.

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However, after a major rework, the DPS has grown increasingly stronger and is actually one of the most viable heroes in the game at all levels right now.

Sadly, Musk didn’t state how long he had been playing Overwatch or Torbjorn for that matter, so it’s possible that he had only played when the hero wasn’t as good or only after the big rework happened.

Even the official Overwatch Twitter account decided to get in on the fun and replied to Musk with a picture of a giant Torbjorn turret on Mars.

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“We’ve been thinking about this for a while,” they captioned the humorous picture. “Call us.”

Furthermore, Musk went on to explain how he would buff Torbjorn and the ideas were interesting to say the least. “Please buff Torb’s turret!” he exclaimed. “Or maybe 2 weak turrets to allow more strategic degrees of freedom.”

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It was certainly an interesting reply and a sign that we could be looking at one of the most ambitious crossovers in history if Overwatch takes Elon up on his idea.

Though it’s unlikely that we’ll see Musk’s ideas make it to the game, but there’s always the Experimental Mode, so it’s possible Elon could end up getting his wish.

Who knows – maybe next time you’re in a game and a player won’t swap off Torb, it may be Elon Musk of all people.