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xQc angered by bizarre YouTube channel strike for ‘dangerous content’

Published: 12/Jan/2019 17:02

by Calum Patterson

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Popular Twitch streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has revealed that he received a strike against his YouTube channel for a strange reason, leading him to ask “what the f*** is wrong with this company?”

xQc was reacting to top YouTube PewDiePie’s latest video, where the Swede was going into great detail about the flaws of the video sharing website’s current copyright and video strike system.

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PewDiePie explained that when videos are given a strike, it is fully determined by the individual or company requesting the takedown as to whether an appeal is successful.

xQc posted details of his strike on Twitter.

xQc explained his own situation where a video of him reacting to other YouTube videos was removed for “dangerous content”.

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“My channel got striked for ‘dangerous content’, right, but in that video, I was watching YouTube videos,” he explains, “I’ll say it again: My video got striked, because the video that I watched was against TOS. But, the videos in that video, were ALL from YouTube directly.”

It’s not the first time that YouTube has handed out a strike against a video which reacts to another YouTube video. Cody Ko had a video completely removed after reacting to a ‘Vape hot box’ vlog, despite the original video still being available.

YouTube has been under increased scrutiny to make changes to its copyright and takedown systems, with the tail end of 2018 filled with complaints from YouTubers being hit with false claims and dubious strikes.

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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.