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UPDATE: One PewDiePie fan hacked printers across the globe in an effort to boost his subscribers

Published: 1/Dec/2018 0:49 Updated: 1/Dec/2018 19:08

by Virginia Glaze

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Yep, you read that right – one die-hard PewDiePie fan has hacked printers worldwide, asking users to subscribe to the Swede’s YouTube channel in light of his current duel with T-Series.

While Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has been the most subscribed channel on YouTube for years, he is now being contested by Bollywood label T-Series – and their battle is quickly coming to a head.

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To combat the Bollywood menace, one computer whiz used his hacking skills to infiltrate printers across the globe, running a script that forced them to print out an elongated spiel that urged users to subscribe to PewDiePie.

“PewDiePie, the currently most subscribed to channel on YouTube, is at stake of losing his position as the number one position by an Indian company called T-Series that simply uploads videos of Bollywood trailers and campaigns,” the speech began.

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The Vergehttps://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2018/11/30/18119576/pewdiepie-printer-hack-t-series-youtube

The printouts ended with an ASCII illustration of Pewd’s famous ‘brofist’ logo, after providing a ‘to-do’ list of steps to help support the channel. In a hilarious finale, the hacker even noted their victims that their printers were connected to the internet, asking them to “please fix that.”

PewDiePie has since tweeted out the Verge’s article on the subject, simply writing, “Desperate times call for desperate measures.”

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The ingenious hacker isn’t the only fan to have gone above and beyond the call of duty, either.

 YouTuber MrBeast bought out every billboard in his city to advertise PewDiePie’s channel, while YouTuber Justin Roberts bought a million dollar billboard in Times Square to help aid the cause.


The hacker has since come forward with a statement regarding his plan, thanks to a series of publicized Twitter DMs with Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem. The hacker, going by the name of ‘TheHackerGiraffe,’ claimed that he essentially combined “two ideas into one” by spreading awareness of device vulnerability and promoting PewDiePie’s channel simultaneously.

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“Alert people to how serious this can be, and give PewDiePie some media coverage, as I’m a huge fan,” the hacker explained. “That’s all there is to it.”

T-Series is now very close to beating PewDiePie, with the YouTube ‘king’ being less than 100,000 subscribers away from an ultimate defeat.

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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.