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KSI video remains monetized despite including racial slurs

Published: 17/Jan/2019 14:43 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 15:03

by David Purcell

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Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji has uploaded a video to his YouTube channel which includes racial slurs and, to the surprise of some users, is still being monetized with advertizements.

The popular YouTuber showed viewers some highlights taken from a recent Q&A session he held with fans using Discord, where they were each given one question each to ask. 

However, it was hijacked by one man who dared KSI to call him a “curry muncher” – an offer that the internet personality refused. KSI then dared the fan to call him “a n*****”, and they obliged. 

“Call me a curry muncher bro!” the fan said, to which he replied: “Alright, call me a n****. Do it. I dare you. I fucking dare you.” After being called a “fucking n*****” by the fan, KSI just stared into the screen for a few moments. 

None of these racial slurs have been censored or otherwise removed from the video, and are perfectly audible. In fact, the thumbnail of the video itself reads “I got called the N word”.

This news comes just days after Creator Insider uploaded a video, assisted by a member of YouTube’s monetization team, where they clarified not only the red flags of using profanity but also that any use of slurs of this kind would lead to advertizers refusing to post adverts on such content. 

Yet, even with “I got called the N Word” in the thumbnail and the racial slurs included, adverts are still present on KSI’s video. At the time of writing, the video has over 2.7 million views, with almost 200,000 likes and less than 6,000 dislikes.

Gaming

Twitch bot finds PS5s and Xbox Series Xs in-stock so you don’t have to

Published: 26/Nov/2020 18:10

by Michael Gwilliam

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A popular new Twitch bot is doing all the legwork to help gamers find out what stores have PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles in stock.

Gamers have been hard-pressed to find a next-gen console for themselves or loved ones as the Christmas season approaches. It seems like almost everywhere is sold out, leaving only scalpers who have been selling units for insane markups.

Now, a new Twitch bot has entered the fray and is helping anyone who can’t keep up with the constant refreshing know when they can get their hands on Sony or Microsoft’s new console.

Viewers can simply go to the Twitch channel and watch live as the bot searches through various sites to find inventory. The bot will actively check through Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, and more and state whether they’re out of stock or have consoles in.

As a nice little bonus, the channel even says when the last “drop” was. At the time of publishing, the last store to get both consoles in stock was Walmart at 9:30 PM EST on November 25.

Users can also use the !local command to check any store stock near them.

According to Polygon, the channel is run by Cam Ritz and uses a program called streetmerchant that does the monitoring.

The program’s features page state that it “scrapes multiple websites for patterns of being stocked via API and Chromium.”

Ritz claims that so far, the bot has helped viewers actually find consoles – with a few nabbing Series Xs from GameStop and Sam’s Club.

Unfortunately, for most viewers, watching the stream will result in a near-endless red wave of OUT OF STOCK notifications, further cementing just how difficult it is to find a console this year.

As the days continue and the Christmas season approaches, keeping this channel open may be a great tool if you’re actively still looking for a PS5 or Xbox Series X. Or for those who have managed to already snag a console, it can serve as a reminder of just how difficult it can be.