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Streamer strife as hate-raids hit Twitch

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While Twitch streamers go dark in protest of hate-raids on the platform, it’s a symptom of a larger issue within internet culture

Recently streamers have been bombarded with homophobic, racist and sexist bots, which are spamming messages in their chat for an extended period of time.

In May, Twitch introduced a feature with tags related to sexual orientation, gender, and race among others. This feature was requested by the community, but inadvertently allowed malicious hate-raids to target content creators using the tags.

Streamer BrySuperSaurus told Ticker News that while Twitch is aware of the issue, content creators on the platform want to see more done to combat hate raids and online trolling.

“Hate and hurtful, harmful comments, trolls for people on Twitch isn’t a new thing, this has been happening for a long time,” he said.

“But these hate raids and the fact bots are now doing it to people who use these tags has ramped up to an exponential amount.”

Content creators on the platform are frustrated about a perceived lack of action by Twitch, and organised a ‘day off Twitch’ on September 1st in an effort to force the company to take action.

In a statement on Twitter, Twitch said that they would do more to address the online harassment of targeting marginalised creators.

Mass bot attacks are a relatively new form of online ‘trolling’, however they are reminiscent of previous attempts carried out by online communities to harass other communities.

The 4Chan community was infamous for these raids, which often took the form of racist, homophobic or anti-Semitic behaviour.

Bot-raids are just the next evolution of these activities, where one person can create an army of bots to do the work that previously would have taken an entire community.

Reddit, one of the internet’s most popular websites, has been fighting its own battle against hate and disinformation. The website introduced quarantining subreddits in an effort to keep them separate from other communities on the website, and has banned subreddits they view as hateful or who have committed ‘brigading’, where members of the community will mass comment to troll other communities on the site.

The issues with hate-raids aren’t solely contained to Twitch, however they risk content creators leaving the platform if they don’t address it quickly.

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ticker NEWS unveils brand new, state of the art studio

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Australian-based streaming news network, ticker NEWS has launched it’s new state-of-the-art studio

ticker NEWS has unveiled a brand new world-class studio. The 5-month-long project boasts state of the art technology at the Port Melbourne Headquarters, Ticker Park.

The studio features a massive ultra-high definition LED wall and a free standing LED tower, an automated camera-crane and wireless technology allowing for more flexibility and better story-telling.

ticker is constantly growing and introducing fresh and industry leading facilities, which has allowed Ticker to position itself as a thought-leader in the media streaming industry.


“It has been a massive challenge to complete this project, especially during a lockdown and global supply constraints.”

CEO and Founder Ahron Young says:

“We set out to build a world class set, the sort of thing that would fit-in in New York or London. It reflects our global outlook and the international audience we reach.

The set was designed by leading Australian set designer Mal Nichols, with the graphical elements created by Gavain Browne at Lightrise, with input from Ticker’s Emmy-winning Creative Director Tim RC Anderson.

The studio also features refreshed graphics and a new opener

ticker NEWS presenter, Holly Stearnes.

With ticker NEWS growing editorial resources so rapidly, the debut of the new set comes at the perfect time. Ticker recently appointed correspondents in New York and London.


“We really love to create new technology for our audience and commercial partners. The new studio and set will provide our audience with ground breaking, up-to-date news. This new set reflects that and elevates our standing in the industry. “

Ticker COO, Jed Bertalli says:
https://twitter.com/tickerNEWSco/status/1437251025514254338?s=20

Recently, the network unveiled its expansion into London

The network revealed Simon Anderson has been appointed Ticker’s first U.K and European correspondent, after CEO Ahron Young announced the expansion on Tuesday.

Simon will report directly from London across the week, filing reports from the scene of breaking news.

Until recently, Simon has worked fro ITV News as well as a digital news curator with Upday, a fact checking media company in conjunction with Facebook U.K.

Ticker News is the publisher and owner of this website, tickernews.co

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Sony showcase unveils superhero sequels, remakes of classics, and new games

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Sony are looking to build upon strong reception and sales of the first Spiderman game, while also hoping the upcoming Spiderman: No Way Home film will boost cross-promotion for the game.

Spiderman 2 developer Insomniac Games also announced a Marvel: Wolverine game, saying that collaborating with Marvel has been a career highlight for those at the studio.

“What’s so exciting is that our collaboration isn’t ending anytime soon, as today we revealed not one—but TWO—new Marvel titles coming from Insomniac Games: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Marvel’s Wolverine.” they said on the playstation blog.

Also featured in the Sony Showcase was a new trailer for Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy. The game will release on the 26th of October.

Lucas Arts and Biotech announced a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake. Well received upon release in 2003, the series has grown a large fanbase. It has spawned sequel series including the MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Sony said in a blog that the game would be a complete rebuild of the original game.

“With Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Remake, our hope is to give both series newcomers and long-term fans an experience that can live alongside the very best modern releases,” Sony said.

“We’re rebuilding it from the ground up with the latest tech to match the groundbreaking standard of innovation established by the original, all while staying true to its revered story.”

Sony featured the highly anticipated God of War: Ragnarok with a trailer. Playstation’s Helmut Hulst said that the series would be the finale in the ‘Norse’ saga in the post show interview, and players would see the prophesied end times of Norse mythology.


Ubisoft showed off their Rainbow Six: Siege spinoff Rainbow Six: Extraction, which has received a lukewarm reception from the Siege fanbase so far.

Along with trailers for Deathloop, Gran Turismo 7, Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodhunt, Borderlands spinoff Tiny Tina’s Wonderland, an Alan Wake remake, Horizon Forbidden West, and an Uncharted 4 remake, Sony announced a host of new games to help alleviate what some fans believe are a lack of exclusives for the Playstation 5.

By Parker McKenzie

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Australian news outlets can be sued for social media comments

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In a landmark ruling, Australian media companies will now be held liable for any defamatory comments their users make on their social media posts

The decision is likely to have major impacts on the way news outlets and other organisations post online.

It follows the case of a former teenage prisoner suing Nine Entertainment and News Corp over comments posted under their articles about his treatment whilst behind bars.

Both companies could now face damages.

Experts believe this world-first judgment will have a major influence on jurisdictions right around the globe

Over the four-year legal battle, the media companies both argued that they were not liable because they are not the publishers of the comments.

However, this argument was among many rejected by the Supreme Court of New South Wales, which ruled against the news organisations back in 2019.

This judgment was then upheld by the High Court of Australia this week.

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