Twitch Streamer And Adult Performer Amouranth Revealed She Is Seeking “Legal And Emotional Counsel” After Livestreaming That Her Abusive Marriage Left Her “Living In A Fancy Prison"
In a new video, Amouranth says the police visited her house after her livestream on Sunday where she outlined her husband’s abuse.View Entire Post ›news.yahoo.com
Twitch streamers traumatized after four ‘swattings’ in a week
Sorrenti is far from alone: In the past week, four streamers have had police forces wrongfully called on them. Twitch stars Félix “xQc” Lengyel and Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa have claimed to sometimes grapple with multiple swattings per week. In addition to Sorrenti, Twitch star Adin Ross, “Call of Duty”-focused Twitch streamer Nadia Amine and controversial YouTube streamer Darren “IShowSpeed” Watkins were also swatted — the latter three during live broadcasts that remain viewable online. In a statement to The Washington Post, Twitch recommended concerned streamers reach out to law enforcement as soon as possible. AdvertisementIn the statement, Twitch explained that it has been working to mitigate swatting in other ways.washingtonpost.com
As young gunmen turn toward new social networks, old safeguards fail
Before two 18-year old gunmen collectively killed 31 people in two separate shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas over the last two weeks they turned to a series of up-and-coming social media apps to share troubling messages.washingtonpost.com
Boards for Meta, Twitter face backlash from NY pension fund
A major New York pension fund that has invested in both Facebook’s corporate parent and Twitter believes it’s time to shake up the companies’ boards of directors because of their inability to keep violent content off their influential social media services.
Buffalo police say 10 killed at supermarket shooting
Ten people have been killed when a shooter opened fire Saturday at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. CBS News' Lana Zak breaks down the details we know so far about the tragedy with CBS News security and law enforcement analyst James Gagliano.news.yahoo.com
Kettering esports team to host 24-hour charity stream tomorrow
FLINT, MI -- Gamers on the Kettering University esports team are preparing for a 24-hour livestream to raise $5,000 for the Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint tomorrow. The esports team of nearly 40 members will begin streaming on the team’s Twitch channel at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. The team partnered with Extra Life, a nonprofit that works to encourage gamers to raise money for hospitals. League of Legends player Lauren Ward used to host 24-hour gaming parties with her friends in Canada. “I decided to participate because Hurley Children’s Hospital is a lifeline for so many kids in Flint,” Ward said.mlive.com
Twitch stops by to talk Ellen’s Game of Games
Stephen “Twitch” Boss is a dancer, co-executive producer of The Ellen Show, and adding to his already impressive resume, the announcer of Ellen’s Game of Games. Today he stopped by to talk about just what it’s like to help run the games. “Admittedly I have probably a little bit too much fun,” Twitch said. He said that running the game is a bit like playing a game of dodge-ball and being the only one with a ball. He says in addition to being tons of fun, Ellen’s Game of Games serves a pretty important role.
7th Annual ‘12 Days of GRiZMAS’ is Dec. 12-23 on Twitch, Zoom
GRiZ’s 7th Annual ’12 Days of GRiZMAS’ Event Series is slated for Dec. 12-23, 2020. GRiZMAS will treat fans around the world to all the performances, activities, and community service initiatives. Since 2014, GRiZ’s “12 Days of GRiZMAS” series has made a true impact across Detroit communities, raising over $200,000 in the last two years alone. With local non-profit Seven Mile, GRiZMAS aims to raise funds for music education, art programs and coding lessons. This year, the series will be held digitally across Twitch and Zoom with events spanning from a cocktail day, Holiday Jazz Stream with GRiZ & Friends, a digital charity auction, community service day, a yoga day, and more.
Germany shooting suspect appears to have livestreamed attack online
Photo by Jens Schlueter/Getty Images(CNN) - A gunman who killed two people -- one outside a synagogue and one in a kebab shop -- in the German town of Halle on Wednesday appears to have streamed the attack live online. A 35-minute video, which appears to have been filmed with a camera mounted on the helmet of the attacker, was streamed live on Twitch, an online video streaming platform owned by Amazon that is most commonly used to stream live video of videogames. The suspected attacker launched into a brief anti-Semitic rant at one point in the video. The footage, which was filmed in a first-person shooter perspective, bears striking resemblances to the video streamed live on Facebook by the suspect in the Christchurch attack in New Zealand in March. The company added: "Twitch has a zero-tolerance policy against hateful conduct, and any act of violence is taken extremely seriously.
16-Year-Old Fortnite Champ Gets 'Swatted' While Livestreaming
Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf, the 16-year-old who won $3 million in the Fortnite World Cup, was the victim of a "swatting" prank Saturday as he was livestreaming on Twitch. On the livestream, Giersdorf could be heard saying, "I've been swatted." Altogether, it took about a half-hour to resolve the situation, Werner said, adding it's believed the call originated from Europe. Giersdorf's father told ABC News he had a message for whoever carried out the prank. RELATED STORIESFamily of Kansas Man Shot by Cops in 'Swatting' Hoax Sues Wichita, Local Police'Fresh Prince' Actor Alfonso Ribeiro Sues Fortnite for Allegedly Using 'Carlton Dance'Fortnite-Inspired Dance Classes Encourage Kids to Get Off the Couch
Teen Fortnite champion 'swatted' during livestream
(CNN) - Just two weeks ago, Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf won the $3 million championship in the Fortnite World Cup's solo competition. Kyle was in the middle of livestreaming a round of "Fortnite" on the video platform Twitch when he suddenly left the screen. The idea is to lure a SWAT team or other response team to the person's house. When Kyle came back to the livestream, he explained the situation, saying the SWAT team came in with guns. In April, a 17-year-old was charged with 40 felony and 33 misdemeanor delinquency charges in Ohio after making a number of prank swatting calls.
Bernie Sanders launches Twitch account
Sen. Bernie Sanders attends the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in New York City. (CNN) - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has created his own Twitch account, but you probably won't catch him streaming "Fortnite" or "Overwatch" anytime soon. The 2020 presidential hopeful already has 14,158 followers on the live streaming platform popular with gamers, not a bad following considering the account was created Tuesday. "This campaign is about bring new people into the political process," Sanders' digital communications director, Josh Miller-Lewis, said. Sanders' fellow Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang also launched a Twitch channel in July 2018.