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Twitch finally responding to troll streamers who broadcast graphic and copyright material

Published: 17/Jun/2019 11:07 Updated: 16/Apr/2020 15:08

by Matt Porter


Streaming platform Twitch have filed legal action against a group of streamers who infiltrated the site with copyrighted and graphic content, which they then broadcasted on a number of channels.

Back in May, Twitch came under heavy criticism for allowing footage of March’s Christchurch terror attack to be livestreamed using Valve’s card game Artifact as the category.

Over the course of the weekend, starting on Friday, May 24, streamers also used the Artifact category to stream copyrighted material such as movies and TV shows, and broadcast porn, both of which are against the Amazon-owned site’s Community Guidelines.

The Artifact category was overrun back in May.

Now, it appears that Twitch have finally decided to take action against those who flaunted the rules in the category, starting legal proceedings against streamers who were deemed to have been involved in the situation.

According to Bloomberg, Twitch Interactive Inc. entered a complaint to the U.S. District Court in California, asking that those involved are prohibited from using the site in future, and that they pay damages and reparations to the company themselves.

In the complaint, those involved are not named, instead referred to as “John and Jane Does 1-100”, as the company continues to try and attempt to learn the identities of those involved.

UnsplashTwitch have filed a suit against the streamers who broadcasted the content.

Twitch states that it works “to remove offensive posts and ban the accounts of the users who post them,” but found that bots quickly started restreaming the banned content, and also worked to drive users of the platform to the content.

The issue became so severe that the company were temporarily forced to stop new users from broadcasting on the site as they worked to resolve the problem.

The case was officially filed with the U.S. District Court on Thursday, June 14, and there are currently scheduled hearings confirmed. We’ll be sure to update this post as more information becomes available.


Jake Paul claims he’s hospitalized ahead of Mike Tyson undercard fight

Published: 29/Oct/2020 19:32

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star Jake Paul shook up the boxing world after being confirmed for the upcoming Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. exhibition match — but his statement from a recent press conference is sparking rumors that he may not be fit to compete.

The youngest Paul brother boasts a short, if successful, boxing history; after defeating fellow influencer Deji on the undercard of Logan Paul’s August 2018 bout, Jake took his talents to the professional level, taking out YouTuber AnEsonGib in a first round KO in January 2020.

Now, Jake has been confirmed to fight on the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. against ex-NBA star Nate Robinson — but some are wondering if he’ll even appear in the ring.

An October 29 press conference saw an unexpected development from Jake’s side, with the YouTuber-turned-boxing pro appearing from what seemed to be a hospital room.


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ESPN journalist Ariel Helwani was understandably taken aback by the scenery, and asked Jake where he was — which lead to a surprising, if a bit humorous, answer.

“Uh, I’m just chilling man, I came to the hospital to get a little check up,” he replied.

When asked why he was at the hospital, the YouTuber had an even more astonishing response: “We were having a little morning practice, and my team was afraid that I was turning into Iron Man. I punched a hole through a car.”

Needless to say, it seems like Robinson isn’t worried if his opponent will show up on fight night, claiming that Paul “has to show up” in spite of his purported injury.

However, some fans are claiming that they think Paul has a black eye, or even a broken nose, although his mask admittedly makes it a bit difficult to see if these alleged injuries are for real.

This isn’t the first time Jake has taken a trip to the hospital before a fight, and it may not be his last — but considering his ambition and near-constant training, fans can expect that he will turn up for the show (although whether he will “turn out” is still up in the air).