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Pokimane reveals warning from Twitch after calls for her to be banned

Published: 24/May/2020 11:25

by Calum Patterson

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After accidentally showing “inappropriate” content on stream, there were calls for Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys to be banned from Twitch, but she has now revealed the warning she received from the platform.

As the platform’s most popular female streamer, Twitch star Pokimane boasts millions of fans, but must also deal with near-constant scrutiny.

On May 19, a troll viewer tricked Pokimane into showing the inappropriate content. Although she instantly removed it from the screen, there were calls for her to be banned almost immediately.

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Pokimane was shocked after the offending content appeared on her stream unexpectedly.

Pokimane responded to this only a few days later, explaining that she had not had such incidents frequently enough to warrant a ban, but that Twitch “definitely do give you a warning.”

She also debunked claims that there was any favoritism or “double standards”, by explaining that a popular male streamer had the exact same situation occur, and also didn’t face a ban.

On May 23, Anys posted a screenshot of the official warning she received from Twitch. “Warning is deserved, sorry to anyone who didn’t wanna see that on stream,” she said.

The message from Twitch warns that “another offense may result in a suspension.” Twitch bans typically last either 24 hours, a few days to a week, or in severe cases, 30 days. Repeated, serious violations can eventually result in permanent bans.

Some felt Twitch’s decision was fair, given that the incident was clearly accidental and Pokimane made an immediate attempt to remove the offending content.

Others however, still argued that there was some special treatment being given, mentioning other streamers who have been banned for near-identical incidents in the past. Even xQc, another of the most popular channels on the platform, was suspended for a very similar violation of the community guidelines.

However, Twitch says that it always takes context into account when reviewing possible violations, meaning each case is treated individually, perhaps without always considering prior precedent.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”