Dafran finally reveals how "hateful speech" got him banned from Twitch - Dexerto
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Dafran finally reveals how “hateful speech” got him banned from Twitch

Published: 24/Jan/2020 17:42 Updated: 24/Jan/2020 17:43

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer and former Overwatch pro Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca has finally explained why he was banned on the platform for thirty days.

Back in November 2019, the Danish superstar was hit with a thirty-day ban, though the streamer never elaborated on why. Originally, he claimed it was due to “ignorance” and saying “stupid sh*t all the time.”

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Even after rumors swirled when a single Twitter user made the erroneous claim that Francesca told an off-meta support player to “kill themselves,” the DPS prodigy didn’t get into details regarding his ban.

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Dafran never explained why he was banned… until now.

During a January 22 broadcast, Dafran finally broke down why he was suspended by Twitch.

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“I’ll tell you guys why I got banned. Remember when I got banned and you all thought it was because someone said that I said ‘kill yourself?’” Which I didn’t say,” the Tracer specialist began. “I got banned because I said that all French people are toxic.”

The reveal was certainly a bit anti-climactic, considering it sounds pretty tame compared to other things said on the platform. Nonetheless, the Atlanta Reign streamed continued to explain.

“It’s true. And it’s called hateful speech,” he added while taking a bite of his food. “I didn’t even know that. I didn’t know. But I won’t get banned again. It isn’t true. I don’t think all French people are toxic,” he quickly spoke, covering his bases in case the platform suspended him again.

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Since being unbanned, Dafran’s streams have been a bit more family-friendly. The reformed entertainer promised to turn into the “role model you all wanted,” and has been doing a pretty good job at it.

While he still primarily plays Overwatch, there haven’t been any questionable incidents on stream for a few months. Hopefully, the popular personality can keep it up and continue to wow audiences with his talented DPS play and insider scoops.

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Dafran’s streams have been a lot friendlier since being unbanned.

On January 23, the retired esport pro “leaked” that a map editor would be coming to Overwatch in a future developer update and claimed that he had information on Blizzard’s plans leading up to 2021.

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It’s unclear if Dafran was just trolling his chat with fake information, but we shouldn’t have to wait long to find out if he was telling the truth. The update is scheduled to be announced during the last week of January.

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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.