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Tana Mongeau reveals real reason she lost YouTube verification

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:30

by Jacob Hale

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Tana Mongeau has debunked the rumors surrounding her losing her YouTube verification after causing a stir on social media.

Tana has always known how to grab headlines and garner attention. Being a social media star, it’s her bread and butter, and as of late she’s been using her platform to get people to vote — but not quite in the traditional sense.

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While other influencers have just been urging their fans to go out and exercise their right to vote, Tana actually offered her fans a bit more of a personal reward, specifically if they vote for Joe Biden on election day.

Not long after she made this offer public, Mongeau lost her verification on YouTube, prompting both fans and critics to ask questions about the reason behind it.

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Tana lost her YouTube verification checkmark in early October.

While some believed that there could be some serious reasons behind it, even including electoral fraud, Tana herself has actually provided the real reason, debunking the rumors surrounding the ordeal.

In a Twitter post on October 7, Tana denied that the loss of her YouTube verification was due to electoral fraud, saying that “you don’t need my a*s to tell you who to vote for” before explaining what really happened.

“I lost YouTube verification because I accidentally f**ked up uploading in the backend of my account. it’s back now.”

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It’s not clear what exactly Tana did when uploading something in her account that would cause her to lose verification, and YouTube themselves don’t offer much information as to how verified creators could lose their fabled checkmark.

That said, it must have been a mistake or a menial issue, because Mongeau does indeed have her verification back on the platform, which likely means the issue wasn’t as big as some think it was. Of course, whether a bigger crime has actually been committed like some think it has, YouTube verification will be the least of Tana’s concerns.

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Dellor shocked as Twitch finally unbans him after over a year

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:54

by Calum Patterson

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After just over one year following his permanent ban from Twitch, dellor’s channel has been reinstated on the platform. The former Overwatch pro now says it’s his “second chance.”

Matt ‘dellor’ Vaughn has had a turbulent streaming career – he was dropped from his Overwatch team, Toronto Esports, after a racist outburst, effectively ending his career as a pro player.

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Then, in 2019, he was banned from Twitch after telling his female teammate in Apex Legends to “cook a sandwich.” This ban originally earned him an indefinite suspension, before it was reduced to 30 days.

Upon his return however, his partnership had been revoked, leaving him without a sub button, seriously impacting his income. Then, in October 2019, dellor was “banned indefinitely for “self-harm” for breaking a keyboard on stream.”

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This ban prompted the hashtag #freedellor on Twitter, as fans thought the permanent ban was harsh. But, Twitch kept firm, and dellor eventually moved to streaming on YouTube instead.

He pleaded with Twitch to allow him back onto the platform on a handful of occasions. Finally, on October 6, seemingly out of the blue, dellor’s channel was reinstated, and his ban lifted.

“I had given up all hope,” dellor said on Twitter. “After everything I have said about them, Twitch actually unbanned me.”

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His channel, complete with over 550,000 followers (and likely more as Twitch rebuilds the follow count after a suspension), is fully intact.

This doesn’t mean though that he will necessarily return to streaming on Twitch though. Being unbanned on the platform at least means he is able to play with friends who are streaming on Twitch themselves.

He is still not partnered on the platform and does not have a subscribe button. He will still be able to earn money through donations, but to access subscriptions or bits will need to become a Twitch affiliate.

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However, if he wants to become a partner again, it would mean stopping his YouTube streams altogether, where he has now built up a following since his time away from Twitch.