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PewDiePie slams YouTube after data reveals why he doesn’t trend in the US

Published: 28/May/2019 22:15 Updated: 28/May/2019 23:39

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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YouTuber ‘Coffee Break‘ uploaded a very informative video all about YouTube’s Trending tab and why original content creators are getting shafted, and Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg had some strong words to say about the data.

In the video titled ‘What 40,000 Videos Tell Us About The Trending Tab’, Coffee Break goes into great detail about how YouTube seems to favor traditional media such as ESPN, Jimmy Kimmel, and The Ellen Show, rather than content creators.

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He then specifically talks about PewDiePie, looking into statistics that show why the Swedish-born YouTuber barely trends at all in the United States compared to other countries – even ones where English isn’t their first language.

Upon going over CoffeeBreak’s video in his own upload titled ‘KSI is Cancelled’, PewDiePie is clearly bothered by the data concerning content creators and says, “I think generally YouTubers have been seen as something ‘unsafe’, you know? You can’t rest assured that every YouTuber is gonna be consistent with what they put out there in terms of sparking controversy. Generally traditional media is a lot more safe than that and that’s why they’re biased towards it.”

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PewDiePie then looks over the data on himself, which showed that 45 of his videos trended in Canada, but only one of those trended in the United States.

“45. That means 45 times someone at YouTube went “PewDiePie? Get him out of here! Oh my God, that’s amazing,” the Swedish-born YouTuber laughs. “It’s about what YouTube deems ‘safe’ content. I wonder how 44 of my videos… like what were those videos that were deemed unsafe if that was the case?”

“Just delete the Trending tab, please, I’m sick of hearing about it. What’s the point? It’s just making people pissed off.”

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(Timestamp of 10:50 for mobile viewers)

It’s easy to see why PewDiePie is concerned about the way YouTube handles their Trending tab, not only for himself but for other YouTubers as well, as it does appear that they might have a bias towards traditional media outlets over original content creators.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.