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Twitch bans another streamer for “inappropriate” username after a year

Published: 21/Nov/2020 11:11

by Calum Patterson

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Following two previous bans that were overturned as ‘mistakes’, yet another Twitch streamer has been suspended from the platform indefinitely due to what Twitch calls an inappropriate username.

Earlier in November, we covered the cases of two streamers, Piece_of_Sheet and Pajja_, because the names were apparently a violation of their community guidelines.

However, both of these bans were later overturned, with Twitch admitting in both instances that they had made a mistake.

One streamer who has not yet had their ban overturned, despite holding the username for a year and a half, is “itsbrittneyb1tch.” Brittney was banned on November 6, and has appealed, but has had no response from the platform.

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Twitch rolled out a handful of bans for offensive usernames in November.

Brittney had even reached affiliate status, all while using the username, before Twitch appeared to take a hard stance on usernames. Rather than giving streamers a chance to change their names, seemingly permanent bans have been meted out.

“They gave me zero warning, just an email saying I was banned,” Brittney told Dexerto. “I did put a support ticket in, but still no response. I love streaming, it’s a huge part of my life and now I’m unable to even support friends on Twitch as I’m not allowed on there while I’m banned.”

Twitch’s guidelines on usernames state “We have active measures to prevent and takedown accounts created for the purposes of abuse, including the use of hateful, abusive, or threatening terms in usernames.”

Presumably, Brittney has been banned for the use of ‘b1tch’, but considering how long she had held the name, and that she was a Twitch affiliate, it’s surprising Twitch never took action against it earlier – if it wasn’t a mistake.

Understandably, due to the other streamers who have their bans overturned for similar username issues, Brittney is hoping Twitch will look into her situation and notice an error.

The other streamers who were banned, Piece_of_Sheet and Pajja_, have taken different approaches after getting their account back. The former has kept his username as it was previously, while Pajja_ changed it to avoid any further issues. Twitch allows channels to freely change usernames.

Also surprising is that Brittney’s appeal still hasn’t been responded to, almost a full month after the ban took place. In their email, Twitch says the decision will only be reversed upon successful appeal – but whether her appeal has even been read or not is unknown.

As she still doesn’t have her account back, Brittney is instead attempting to moving to stream on YouTube. Brittney told Dexerto that she was trying to make Twitch part of her income, but this is now, of course, impossible.

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Charli D’Amelio returns to posting on TikTok after backlash

Published: 21/Nov/2020 11:46

by Georgina Smith

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Social media star Charli D’Amelio has returned to posting on TikTok after backlash over an “ungrateful” comment she made regarding her follower count that lost her around one million followers.

16-year-old Charli D’Amelio is by far and away the most followed creator on the platform, and is set to become the first person to reach the huge milestone of 100 million followers, beating even TikTok’s own account to top spot.

However, her follower count was sent speeding in the other direction after she said in a video with her family and James Charles: “I wish I had more time! Imagine if I hit 100 mil a year after hitting a mil.” When James jokingly asked if the 95 million wasn’t enough for her, Charli replied “I was just saying like, even numbers,” while sticking her tongue out.

What seemed like an innocent joke quickly had people up in arms over the comment which many called “ungrateful.” This was alongside frustration towards the D’Amelio sisters for their disgust over eating a snail prepared by a chef.

Charli D'Amelio is shown next to Chef Aaron May.
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Charli D’Amelio has come under fire for a joke she made during an episode of “Dinner with the D’Amelios.”

Charli D’Amelio returns to TikTok

The internet became furious over the comments, and Charli’s follower account began a rapid decline. Before the incident her peak follower count was 99.4, but after the backlash she was left with a loss of around one million.

But now Charli is back posting again, several days after the backlash was at its peak. Although just days ago she couldn’t hold back tears on a livestream where she said “seeing how people reacted to this, like, I don’t even know if I wanna do this anymore. Like, this is messed up stuff that people are saying!”

On November 20 she tweeted that “tomorrow I will be back posting normal content with a smile on my face!” And she definitely delivered on that promise, returning with a brand new hairstyle to boot.

The three new videos are still hitting millions of likes and views, and the comment section seems to have had some element of positivity returned to them. Though as expected with the internet, the hate comments will never be fully absent.

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However, her follower count has definitely started to heal, as she now sits back over the 99 million line at 99.1 million followers. It seems as though she’s back on track to reach that big 100 million milestone soon, and many are excited to see what she’s got planned for the big day.