Why was Reddit down? The world's front page crashed on Monday November 26 *Update* - Dexerto
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Why was Reddit down? The world’s front page crashed on Monday November 26 *Update*

Published: 26/Nov/2018 10:28 Updated: 26/Nov/2018 10:50

by Mike Kent

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One of the world’s most popular websites crashed on Monday, November 26, with users reporting slow speeds and errors across the site.

The world’s biggest forum is generally one of the stalwarts of the internet and as such, you’ll rarely find Reddit.com down, however across the globe users took to other social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook to express their disappointment.

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As one of the top 30 websites based on traffic on the internet, with an estimated 1.5 billion page views a month, every minute down costs the company tens of thousands of dollars in lost revenue.

Users attempting to reach the site at around 10:30am GMT (5:30am EST, 2:30am PST) on Monday, November 26 were presented with an error that indicated there had been an issue with the servers.

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Thankfully for those wishing to see the latest cat memes or get lost down a black hole of conspiracy theories, the website returned to regular usage after around 15 minutes of downtime. 

At the time of writing, it remains unclear why the site began to struggle and crashed, but we will provide updates if there are any released by Reddit.

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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.