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Pokimane flustered by uncomfortable OfflineTV lie detector questions

Published: 7/Feb/2020 22:40

by Brent Koepp

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A hilarious lie detector exam quickly turned uncomfortable when Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys was asked personal questions about her streaming group OfflineTV.

Pokimane is the top female streamer on Twitch as her laidback variety broadcasts have made her popular on the platform. She is also a media juggernaut with millions of followers across her YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

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However, the streaming personality was left flustered when she took a lie detector test with her OfflineTV crew, and was asked if she would ever leave the group for a better offer.

Pokimane takes lie detector test

The OfflineTV crew decided to take a lie detector test for their February 5th episode, and each member took a turn in the hot seat while being asked questions. The Moroccan Canadian’s exam started out light, at first being asked if she loved her cat Mimi more than her friends.

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“I mean you can’t say friends as a whole. Like I wouldn’t kill you guys to save Mimi,” she explained before admitting she would save her cat over Fedmyster if both were hanging off a cliff.

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The questions became more personal when she was asked if she thought she was the best looking person at OfflineTV. While stating no, the test giver said she was being untruthful. However when the streamer said “I wouldn’t say any of you guys are unattractive,” the test read her statement as a lie, causing everyone to break into laughter.

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The streaming personality is the most popular female channel on Twitch.

Things got uncomfortable when Pokimane was asked if she would ever leave the collective if she got a better financial offer. “No,”she stated, however the group erupted when it was revealed to be a lie.

Flustered, the Twitch star turned to her friends and said “It’s not about the money!” but then the man administering the test said “That’s a lie!” which caused the streamer to put her head in her hands.

The streamer clarified, “It sucks because like I think it’s funny. But it’s also not true. And also people will give me s**t for it!” which also read as a lie.  Ending her exam, the man declared, “She does think she is the best looking. And she will leave for more money.”

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(Timestamp 02:27 for mobile users.)

It should be stated that the whole thing was in good fun and that in many countries, lie detector exams are not admissible in courts due to them being wildly inaccurate and unreliable.

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Pokimane continues to crush it on Twitch, growing over 3.8 million followers to her channel. The OfflineTV star also got her own Tik-Tok dance in Fortnite in January as custom emote, proving her dominance in the streaming space.

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Twitch staff accused of tricking streamer into promoting brands

Published: 7/Oct/2020 21:28 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 21:34

by Alan Bernal

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Twitch streamers are speaking out against the broadcasting platform for attempting to promote brands within individual chats. Content creators are slamming the practice, especially since they have no control of removing the adverts from their channel.

One longtime YouTuber and Twitch streamer who goes by ‘The Black Hokage’ noticed a staffer had dropped a message in his Chat. The purpose of the text, sent by ‘newcryka,’ was to have the streamer acknowledge the listed brand with 400 Bits attached to the post.

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He immediately took issue with the move: “Yo, are you promoting something?… You got a Twitch staff symbol next to your name, are you promoting sh*t in my Chat?”

After posting the interaction on Twitter, more streamers slammed the apparent unsolicited advertisement from the streaming platform.

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“Creators beware! Twitch staff is now going around donating spare change in an attempt to trick you into shouting out brands without proper compensation. Don’t fall for it,” The Black Hokage said.

Twitch partner and viral streamer ‘negaoryx’ responded: “Which is great, because we can’t moderate anything said by Twitch staff in chat, so we can’t even purge it… great…”

There is a function that lets people ‘/Clear’ their channels messaging log, which lets “broadcasters and chat moderators to completely wipe the previous chat history.” This feature doesn’t apply to messages from Twitch staff accounts.

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However the means, content creators and the wider Twitch community got an indication that the streaming platform could experience more intrusive marketing campaigns.

Some believe that The Black Hokage’s clip could have been a Twitch advertisement staff member testing out a new form of social engagement tactics meant for branding – and the thought isn’t unfounded.

In early August, an outside company released how its latest marketing scheme made use of Twitch’s donation alerts to get a branded sound bite played on a streamer’s channel. Their video showed multiple instances of a Twitch account surprising streamers by donating $5 to get a brand’s name and current offerings played on their page.

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The idea was immediately chastised for its way of engaging in promotion and sponsorship for a company without consulting or locking a paid deal with the individual streamer. However, despite inevitable backlash, advertisers are still trying out new methods of outreach.

The Amazon-owned streaming site has been incorporating more ways to engage audiences with branding promotions and advertisements.

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Amazon solutions for ads have directly integrated Twitch channels and streamers in the past.

“Twitch video and display media, as well as new Twitch audiences, are now available for inclusion in Amazon Advertising campaigns, and Amazon audiences are available for inclusion in Twitch campaigns,” Amazon wrote. “We’re delighted to share that we are combining Twitch’s hard-to-reach and highly engaged audiences with Amazon Advertising’s integrated full-funnel advertising offering.

Days after Amazon announced it had added Twitch to its Amazon Advertising portfolio, the streaming site announced it was testing out mid-roll ads for channels. This too was vehemently criticized by everyone from Twitch streamers to viewers, and the idea was later abandoned.

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Twitch has been experimenting with new ad campaigns that have drawn ire from viewers and streamers.

A feature that hasn’t gone back to the drawing board has been the picture-in-picture mode for ads that minimizes and mutes the main stream while playing a fullscreened promotion. This too was received with angst from viewers.

Twitch’s latest attempt at finding a more engaging way to introduce ads to its reported 17.5 million daily users has, again, created ire from its partnered content creators.

As Amazon and Twitch continue to create advertising solutions for its highly-valuable and impressionable audiences, the platform’s streamers will be on the lookout for more marketing tactics that look to benefit off of their communities.