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This popular YouTuber is accusing the Google Plus shutdown of breaking YouTube

Published: 27/Oct/2018 0:19

by Virginia Glaze

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Hugely popular YouTuber Mark “Markiplier” Fischbach has determined the potential culprit of YouTube’s recent issues, which he believes are due to the ongoing shutdown of social network Google Plus.

According to Markiplier, Google Plus’s deep integration into (and subsequent removal from) YouTube’s website could be responsible for the service’s widely-reported bugs, including its global blackout on October 16.

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“As they’re shutting down Google Plus, it is breaking more and more things inside YouTube,” he explained. “These things are still broken – and they’re getting worse.”

He claimed that he’d reached out to YouTube about its issues, to no avail: which he believed was because the site’s staff doesn’t know how to fix the problem.

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“I think the reason is, they don’t know how to fix it,” he suggested. “I think that’s the main problem with YouTube right now. …Google Plus was so deeply integrated into YouTube that they have no idea how to separate it out at this point.”

He theorized that YouTube had pushed a change to the site’s code on the date of the blackout, which ultimately prompted the shutdown. Additionally, he thinks that YouTube staff might be trying to understand what caused this issue in the interim before pushing for another change.

Markiplier felt that YouTube’s issues wouldn’t be placed in such a bad light if they communicated with their community, stating that the site is ‘pretending nothing is wrong.’

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Google Plus is being removed over a ten-month period due to an initially undisclosed security breach in the platform, which allegedly exposed users’ profile information.

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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.