YouTuber Taylor Caniff accuses Bryce Hall of attacking two minors - Dexerto
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YouTuber Taylor Caniff accuses Bryce Hall of attacking two minors

Published: 1/Sep/2020 18:52

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star and Sway House member Bryce Hall may be in the news for his raucous, quarantine-breaking parties, but it seems the internet star may have another legal battle coming his way, according to a fellow entertainer.

Bryce Hall made headlines after being charged by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer for breaking the city’s ordinances to throw huge house parties, such as the LA Health Order and the Party House Ordinance.

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While both Hall and fellow TikToker Blake Gray could be facing up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine for their folly, that isn’t the only trouble Hall seems to have gotten himself into, as told by former Viner and YouTuber Taylor Caniff.

Paparazzi from the Hollywood Fix caught up with Caniff while eating at a restaurant on August 31, where the internet star opened up about some other potential legal drama that could be making Hall’s life even more difficult in the near future.

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According to Caniff, Hall had attacked two minors — one of whom comes from a “very wealthy family,” although he didn’t drop any names (likely due to legal reasons).

Bryce Hall sits on the street.
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TikTok star and YouTuber Bryce Hall became the subject of national news after being charged by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feurer for breaking the city’s ordinances during the global health crisis.

“We’re cool now, but obviously, the kid’s gotta watch what he’s doing,” Caniff said of his relationship with Hall. “I know he’s got a couple of lawsuits definitely coming his way. A few — punching some little kids in the face and s**t.”

“I can’t say the kid’s name, but it’s gonna be out there,” he continued. “He punched a very young kid with a very wealthy family in the face.”

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While Hall has yet to speak out about these allegations, fans and critics alike are expressing shock and concern regarding the situation, with many taking aim at Hall for yet another legal blunder amid the ongoing speculation surrounding his rambunctious house parties.

However, Hall has previously admitted that he “deserves to be punished” for throwing his late-night ragers; and considering one of his recent tweets, which read, “Everything is different now,” it’s quite possible TikTok’s high-profile partier is undergoing a change of heart.

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Twitch staff accused of tricking streamer into promoting brands

Published: 7/Oct/2020 21:28 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 21:34

by Alan Bernal

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Twitch streamers are speaking out against the broadcasting platform for attempting to promote brands within individual chats. Content creators are slamming the practice, especially since they have no control of removing the adverts from their channel.

One longtime YouTuber and Twitch streamer who goes by ‘The Black Hokage’ noticed a staffer had dropped a message in his Chat. The purpose of the text, sent by ‘newcryka,’ was to have the streamer acknowledge the listed brand with 400 Bits attached to the post.

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He immediately took issue with the move: “Yo, are you promoting something?… You got a Twitch staff symbol next to your name, are you promoting sh*t in my Chat?”

After posting the interaction on Twitter, more streamers slammed the apparent unsolicited advertisement from the streaming platform.

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“Creators beware! Twitch staff is now going around donating spare change in an attempt to trick you into shouting out brands without proper compensation. Don’t fall for it,” The Black Hokage said.

Twitch partner and viral streamer ‘negaoryx’ responded: “Which is great, because we can’t moderate anything said by Twitch staff in chat, so we can’t even purge it… great…”

There is a function that lets people ‘/Clear’ their channels messaging log, which lets “broadcasters and chat moderators to completely wipe the previous chat history.” This feature doesn’t apply to messages from Twitch staff accounts.

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However the means, content creators and the wider Twitch community got an indication that the streaming platform could experience more intrusive marketing campaigns.

Some believe that The Black Hokage’s clip could have been a Twitch advertisement staff member testing out a new form of social engagement tactics meant for branding – and the thought isn’t unfounded.

In early August, an outside company released how its latest marketing scheme made use of Twitch’s donation alerts to get a branded sound bite played on a streamer’s channel. Their video showed multiple instances of a Twitch account surprising streamers by donating $5 to get a brand’s name and current offerings played on their page.

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The idea was immediately chastised for its way of engaging in promotion and sponsorship for a company without consulting or locking a paid deal with the individual streamer. However, despite inevitable backlash, advertisers are still trying out new methods of outreach.

The Amazon-owned streaming site has been incorporating more ways to engage audiences with branding promotions and advertisements.

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Amazon solutions for ads have directly integrated Twitch channels and streamers in the past.

“Twitch video and display media, as well as new Twitch audiences, are now available for inclusion in Amazon Advertising campaigns, and Amazon audiences are available for inclusion in Twitch campaigns,” Amazon wrote. “We’re delighted to share that we are combining Twitch’s hard-to-reach and highly engaged audiences with Amazon Advertising’s integrated full-funnel advertising offering.

Days after Amazon announced it had added Twitch to its Amazon Advertising portfolio, the streaming site announced it was testing out mid-roll ads for channels. This too was vehemently criticized by everyone from Twitch streamers to viewers, and the idea was later abandoned.

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Twitch has been experimenting with new ad campaigns that have drawn ire from viewers and streamers.

A feature that hasn’t gone back to the drawing board has been the picture-in-picture mode for ads that minimizes and mutes the main stream while playing a fullscreened promotion. This too was received with angst from viewers.

Twitch’s latest attempt at finding a more engaging way to introduce ads to its reported 17.5 million daily users has, again, created ire from its partnered content creators.

As Amazon and Twitch continue to create advertising solutions for its highly-valuable and impressionable audiences, the platform’s streamers will be on the lookout for more marketing tactics that look to benefit off of their communities.