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Harassment Livestreams On Twitch Are Multiplying And Easy To Find

Earlier this week Kotaku UK ran an article from Charleyy Hodson about the sexual harassment she recently faced on Twitch while livestreaming in the site’s IRL category. Everyone seems to agree there’s a problem, but it’s not so easy to find consensus on how platforms like Twitch should be tackling it. Given the focus…Read more… […]

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Blizzard announced increased penalties for toxic Overwatch players yesterday, effective immediately.

Blizzard announced increased penalties for toxic Overwatch players yesterday, effective immediately. Kotaku has reported that Overwatch’s previous reporting system was toothless, which may have inspired the game’s recent toxicity epidemic. We’re monitoring to see whether Blizzard will take real action.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Call of Duty Commentator Raises Funds For Anti-Bullying Charity After Getting Kink Shamed

Call of Duty commentator Jack Campbell left his esports career behind last month in the wake of the internet’s response to leaked screencaps that implied he had a foot fetish. In his goodbye video, Campbell explained, “This has now affected my personal life, my family, and me personally… It’s too much for me now, and…Read […]

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If You Hear Someone Getting Harassed In An Online Game, Don’t Stay Silent

“I think we’d do better with a healer,” I suggested to my Overwatch team earlier this week. We were in the spawn room defending the Temple of Anubis and, without a healer, we would quickly forfeit the objective. Not even the slightest pause passed before a teammate told me that, instead, “What we need is […]

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How to Prevent Online Harassment From Ruining Your Day

It’s not a secret that people are mean on the internet and, if you live your life online in any appreciable way, you are most likely going to experience some sort of online harassment, and it will most likely suck. There are, however, some steps you can take to bounce back.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Call of Duty Pros Defend Commentator Who Was Kink Shamed

On Sunday night, Call of Duty commentator Jack Campbell announced his departure from the esports scene and his plan to deactivate his Twitter account. Campbell’s love life has become a topic de rigeur for Call of Duty fans in the past month, in spite of Campbell’s attempts to stave off fans’ speculation. The situation…Read more… […]

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State Troopers Turned Off Recording Devices While Harassing Female Drivers

Two New Jersey state troopers are separately under investigation for pulling over female drivers to pressure them for phone numbers and dates. Both men purportedly eschewed suspicion by turning off their recording devices and by blatantly lying to dispatchers.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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