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YouTuber Onision banned from Patreon after alleged doxxing

Published: 27/Nov/2019 13:30

by Matt Porter

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Gregory ‘Onision’ Jackson has been banned from crowdfunding membership site Patreon after allegedly doxxing a fellowing YouTuber on Twitter.

On Sunday, November 24, Onision tweeted out screenshots of private messages allegedly between himself and Billie Dawn Webb, who recently appeared on Chris Hansen’s YouTube channel claiming he had harassed her.

According to reports, one of those screenshots include Webb’s full telephone number, prompting Patreon to disable his account which had over 500 patrons, no longer allowing him to receive monetary support from his audience on the platform.

YouTube: Onision
YouTube: Onision
Onision has been banned from Patreon for alleged doxxing.

In a statement to The Verge, a Patreon spokesperson confirmed that Onisions actions constituted doxxing, which was a direct violation of the company’s bullying and harrassment rules, leading to his removal from the site, even though the images weren’t posted on the platform.

The company has a strict “no doxxing” policy no matter where the action takes place, explaining that they don’t allow “Patreon to fund the practice of doxxing,” and that any creator caught in the act of doxxing may be banned.

“Simply put, doxxing is a way that people try to hurt each other on the internet,” a blog post from the company reads. “In those rare circumstances that a Patreon creator participates in doxxing, we take a strong stance against it because we know the potential harm it causes.”

YouTube: OnisionThe YouTuber will no longer be able to recieve monetary support through Patreon.

Twitter have yet to ban the YouTuber, stating that the screenshots do not violate their terms of service, but any that includes a phone number would be grounds for punishment if they were reported to them.

When reached for comment by The Verge, Onision said that the screenshots were taken from a relationship he had with Webb in 2016 to express how sad he was that it didn’t work out, and was confused as to why he was punished by Patreon.

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Twitch streamer mortified after showing his embarrassing search history

Published: 20/Jan/2021 18:47

by Michael Gwilliam

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A small Twitch streamer was left embarrassed out of his mind after he accidentally revealed his search history during a recent broadcast.

Anyone who has ever streamed on Twitch is probably aware of how easy it can be to leak personal information. Direct messages, emails, files – anything on your computer screen can potentially be seen if you’re not careful.

While most experienced streamers take precautions to prevent sensitive content from being broadcast to the masses, others have to learn the hard way. Such was the case with ‘TisParker’ who revealed some awkward search history.

During a January 19 broadcast, the 20-year-old streamer clicked on the search bar in his web browser before taking a sip of his caffeinated beverage and cleaning his glasses.

Streamer shows search history
Twitch/TisParker
Your search history is showing!

As this was going on, the seemingly oblivious streamer didn’t realize his search history was showing up, with the first query being “can you have sex in your car without breaking the law.”

The embarrassing search was spotted by viewers in TisParker’s chat who alerted the streamer.

“Search history, Parker!” he read before realizing what he had done.

He let out a soft gasp, closed the tab, and covered his mouth, clearly mortified by what he had allowed everyone watching to see.

For his part, however, the streamer was a good sport and laughed at his own misfortune. “MonkaS,” he said, referencing the sweaty pepe emote. “This is why we don’t Google stuff.”

Unfortunately, Parker deleted the rest of the VOD so we don’t know what else he had to say about revealing the search history, but judging by his reaction, he will be extra careful from this point on.

TisParker laughing on stream
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The streamer laughed off the awkwardness.

Of course, he is hardly the first streamer to show of their search history on stream. As Dexerto previously reported, Overwatch streamer ToxikLlama accidentally showed some awkward YouTube anime searches.

Given the content of both searches, it’s safe to say that although Parker’s was awkward, it could have been a lot worse. Just something to keep in mind for any aspiring streamers out there.