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Twitch artist banned for browsing controversial website on stream

Published: 26/Sep/2019 23:51 Updated: 14/Apr/2020 11:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Of the many divisive websites that scatter the net, 4Chan is one of the most controversial, having a storied and problematic past – and one Twitch streamer paid the price for visiting the platform during a broadcast.

Twitch artist “Nysttren” went on a heated tirade regarding the website on September 26, after a 4Chan user had requested a drawing of Demon Slayer’s “Nezuko Kamado” in a bunny outfit.

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However, the user didn’t seem to be very appreciative of Nysttren’s product, replying with a passive-aggressive gif in with an equally passive-aggressive filename that admitted they had requested the art as a “joke.”

“For some reason, I always seem to deliver for the most ungrateful pieces of sh*t on this website, every time,” Nysttren said of the response. “That’s why I stopped fulfilling requests on these types of threads, because I would always deliver for people that don’t deserve it, right?”

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While her rant was certainly warranted, it looks like her visit to 4Chan may not have been in her best interests, as the streamer was hit with a one-day ban from Twitch after showing the site during her broadcast.

According to an email shown in her Tweet on the subject, Nysttren was banned for “browsing websites or apps featuring content that violates Twitch’s community guidelines,” prompting the streamer to write, “Omg I’m famous now.”

Nysttren wouldn’t be the first Twitch streamer to receive a ban for violating the site’s community guidelines as of late, either: “pin-up” artist “Saruei” was similarly hit with a ban after drawing images of “Fate/Grand Order” characters earlier this month, later lashing out at the site due to creating similar kinds of content for a year before being punished.

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Nysttren’s ban likewise follows several instances of controversial moderation choices from Twitch, with one streamer being banned for five weeks due to a “mistake” by staff and another for showing a Pink Floyd poster during another streamer’s broadcast.

Despite not showing any inappropriate content and even browsing a safe version of the site, Nysttren received a 24-hour ban – the latest in a string of confusing suspensions doled out by Twitch.

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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.