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Twitch streamer breaks down after scammer threatens suicide on call

Published: 22/Aug/2019 0:16 Updated: 22/Aug/2019 0:23

by Virginia Glaze


Popular Twitch streamer and YouTuber “Kitboga” is unlike any other content creator online: rather than uploading makeup looks or vlogs, he trolls scammers for a live audience, exposing their scummy tactics in real time.

While he runs into many convoluted scams during his streams, one broadcast left him in an emotional state, after a scammer threatened suicide during a live call.

The scammer seemed to be at his wit’s end near the end of their call, begging Kitboga to return the rest of a monetary amount due to a “mistake” before making the threat.

Kitboga, YouTubePopular YouTuber “Kitboga” takes on various disguises to troll scammers, sometimes using a voice filter to come off as an old lady – even donning a wig for comedic effect.

“Sir, I will kill myself,” the scammer said. “I will do suicide.”

This statement put Kitboga on edge, who berated the scammer for making such a claim as an apparent joke.

“Okay, I’m done,” the streamer replied. “Kevin, stop. It’s not funny. I know you’re a scammer. You have crossed an incredibly disgusting line, and it is not funny. …you should be absolutely ashamed of yourself.”

The tense encounter understandably left Kitboga quite emotional, who went on to give his audience a heartfelt message that revealed he’d been close to victims of suicide in his own life.

“There’s people I know who have thrown their lives away,” Kitboga said through tears. “I know there’s people who are probably watching… life gets really hard sometimes, and I want you to know that it’s okay.”

The streamer followed up his message with another statement on Twitter, admitting that his stream had been a veritable “rollercoaster of events.”

“Insanely emotional stream today,” Kitboga wrote of the incident. “…Thanks for letting me cool down and work through some of my thoughts before moving on to another call. You matter. You’re significant. You’re loved.”

While Kitboga’s streams are usually filled with hilarious hijinks, this particular broadcast brought out a side of the streamer fans don’t usually see – but his message rings true, no matter the circumstances.

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, or know anyone that is, and you would like to talk to someone, please reach out and call the Suicide Prevention Helpline 1-800-273-8255 (USA) or the Samaritans 116-123 (UK).


Pokimane reveals plans for Twitch VODs after DMCA takedowns

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:33

by Jacob Hale


Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has revealed her plans for her Twitch VODs, after many creators on the platform, including some of the very biggest, were hit with DMCA takedown notifications over content in their back-catalog.

On October 21, some of the most popular names on the platform revealed that they have been getting these DMCA notifications, with people such as Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar, and more finding that clips and VODs from past broadcasts have been deleted.

Obviously, in recent months there have been issues with streamers using copyrighted music on their stream, with many opting to stop so as to avoid any legal issues, but now their past content is being sifted through and checked, and the results are wiping out some of these creators’ favorite moments on stream.

While many streamers are doing all they can to keep their content on their Twitch channel available, Pokimane has revealed her plans for past VODs.

Twitch streamer Pokimane
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Pokimane has been streaming full-time since 2017, but may have to remove a lot of her content to avoid DMCA takedown requests.

After a viewer told Poki that fellow streamer Saqib ‘Lirik’ Zahid was to delete all of his VODs he’s built up over the years, she suggested that the same might be the case for her own channel.

“Lirik’s going to delete all his VODs? Well, guess what, it’s not just Lirik,” she told her viewers during her October 22 stream.

She continued: “Today, tomorrow, at some point, you guys are going to come across my channel and there’s going to be zero content. Sucks to say, but it is what it is.”

Of course, there will be many top streamers considering that reality right now: that the content they’ve put out over however many years could simply be erased due to the music being played in the background.

Some content creators have already started taking down old VODs and deleting clips, and Pokimane may be just one of many that do so to avoid being banned from the platform altogether. We might see some creators start transferring their content to YouTube, but this would likely require a Herculean effort, too.

At the time of writing, Pokimane’s VODs haven’t been wiped from her channel.