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Twitch will now ban users who harass members of its community — even when that harassment takes place off Twitch. The streaming platform announced a major expansion of its off-service misconduct policy today that allows it to take action against users who mistreat people regardless of where it happens, whether it’s offline or on another social platform.

Twitch to ban users for harassment

Twitch will now ban users who harass members of its community — even when that harassment takes place off Twitch. The streaming platform announced a major expansion of its off-service misconduct policy today that allows it to take action against users who mistreat people regardless of where it happens, whether it’s offline or on another social platform.

Antonio Cassano criticises Cristiano Ronaldo over selfish play

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MTV Base has postponed the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) Kampala 2021 Music Awards.

MAMA Kampala 2021 postponed over coronavirus

This, according to the organizers, is due to the concerns they have about the current health and safety challenges both on the continent and globally that significantly jeopardizes the ability of the campaign to continue to achieve its objectives.
Conversations about election fraud dropped across several social media sites in the week after President Trump was banned from Twitter, an analytics firm found. (Olivier Douliery-AFP-Getty Images)

Misinformation dropped dramatically the week after Twitter banned Donald Trump

Online misinformation about election fraud plunged 73 percent after several social media sites suspended President Trump and key allies last week, research firm Zignal Labs has found, underscoring the power of tech companies to limit the falsehoods poisoning public debate when they act aggressively.
Twitter said Tuesday it was rolling out tweets which disappear after 24 hours, joining rival social platforms in offering ephemeral messages.

Twitter employees ‘lock’ their accounts fearing reprisal from Donald Trump supporters

According to the Times, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who was working remotely from a private island the day the riot occurred, was not totally convinced a temporary ban on the president that day was the right decision. Twitter executives told Dorsey that the response to Trump’s tweets in the day after the riot suggested there was great potential for more real-world violence, ultimately leading to the permanent suspension.
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, on Wednesday backed the messaging platform’s ban of US President Donald Trump, but said it sets a “dangerous” precedent and represents a failure to promote healthy conversation on social networks.

Donald Trump ban sets ‘dangerous’ precedent – Twitter chief

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, on Wednesday backed the messaging platform’s ban of US President Donald Trump, but said it sets a “dangerous” precedent and represents a failure to promote healthy conversation on social networks.
YouTube has suspended Donald Trump’s channel for seven days, saying content had violated its policies on inciting violence. Lucy Nicholson-Reuters

YouTube suspends Donald Trump channel over violence fears

Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday temporarily suspended President Donald Trump’s channel and removed a video for violating its policy against inciting violence, joining other social media platforms in banning his accounts after last week’s Capitol riot.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday night said he had signed the $900 billion (N349.2 trillion) coronavirus relief package.

Reddit bans Donald Trump forum for inciting violence

Reddit has banned r/donaldtrump for encouraging and glorifying violence after Wednesday’s mob attack on the US Capitol. Axios reporter Sara Fischer first reported the news, noting that the unofficial pro-Trump forum had been given multiple warnings. A Reddit splash page says the subreddit was “banned due to a violation of Reddit’s rules against inciting violence.”
Xiaomi has announced the Mi Box 4S Pro, a streaming box capable of 8K video playback. The product was revealed on Weibo and is already available to order in China for 399 yuan, or about $60.

Xiaomi launches $60 8K streaming box

The box has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and supports HDMI 2.1. It comes with a Bluetooth remote that offers voice control. It’s not clear exactly which services will have 8K content available, or whether there are other ways to view your own 8K files on the device.
Mexico’s famed masked wrestlers are trying to get their coronavirus-hit sport off the canvas by taking their colourful fights to a small island nestled in the heart of Mexico City’s popular Xochimilco canals.

Mexico’s legendary masked wrestlers seek new ways to keep fighting

Mexico’s famed masked wrestlers are trying to get their coronavirus-hit sport off the canvas by taking their colourful fights to a small island nestled in the heart of Mexico City’s popular Xochimilco canals.
The US Army’s esports team is unbanning Twitch users it blocked from its streams for asking about American war crimes, and says it will be returning to Twitch soon.

US Army esports team unbans commenters who asked about American war crimes

The US Army’s esports team is unbanning Twitch users it blocked from its streams for asking about American war crimes, and says it will be returning to Twitch soon.
Twitch has unbanned President Donald Trump, two weeksafter suspending his account for “hateful conduct.”

Twitch unbans Donald Trump after two-week suspension for ‘hateful conduct’

Trump’s account, which was used to broadcast new and past campaign rallies, was banned for racist comments made by the president on two occasions. Twitch pointed to remarks at his recent rally in Tulsa, where he referred to criminals as “hombre[s],” and remarks from a rebroadcast of the 2015 event announcing his candidacy, when he called Mexican immigrants criminals and “rapists.”
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2019 shows the logo of the US social networking website Twitter, displayed on a smart-phone screen, in Lille, northern France. – Several features on Twitter were down on October 2, 2019, the platform said, with users from Japan to the USA reporting they were unable to log in, use the mobile app or see direct messages.”We’ve been experiencing outages across Twitter and TweetDeck,” the social media giant said in a statement, without giving a reason for the disruption. “You might have had trouble Tweeting, getting notifications, or viewing DMs. We’re currently working on a fix, and should be back to normal soon.” (Photo by Denis Charlet / AFP)

Twitter is working on a new subscription platform, hints job listing

Twitter appears to be working on a subscription platform for its social networking service. A new job listing reveals that Twitter has a new internal team, codenamed “Gryphon,” that is “building a subscription platform.” Twitter is currently recruiting engineers to join this subscription team, with employees collaborating closely with the company’s payments team.
Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade, is among the A-list musicians across the world to perform at the ‘Global Goal- Unite For Our Future – The Concert’ fixed for Saturday.

Yemi Alade, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, others set for concert to tackle coronavirus

Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade, is among the A-list musicians across the world to perform at the ‘Global Goal: Unite For Our Future – The Concert’ fixed for Saturday.
Dele Alli accepts he’s made a lot of mistakes as a Tottenham player.

Dele Alli to participate in Fortnite tourney

Alli will team up with Spurs teammate Kyle Walker-Peters, as they take on 50 of the best duos in the wildly popular online game.
Top tennis players including Serena and Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, and (known Overwatch fan) Naomi Osaka will compete in a live-streamed Mario Tennis Aces double stournament this weekend.

Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka to play in celebrity Mario Tennis tournament on Facebook

Top tennis players including Serena and Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, and (known Overwatch fan) Naomi Osaka will compete in a live-streamed Mario Tennis Aces doubles tournament this weekend.

Luke Shaw wants embattled Premier League season cancelled

Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw wants the Premier League season to be scrapped and started from scratch if future games cannot be played due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Spotify’s always billed itself as a platform for creators, so today, it announced that it’s going to help artists in need.

Spotify to let artists link out to personal donation pages

Spotify’s always billed itself as a platform for creators, so today, it announced that it’s going to help artists in need. The company will allow creators to link out to donation pages, whether it’s their own, a friend’s, or just an organization’s.

Report: YouTube users spent $58 million in December

YouTube grossed more than $58m in user spending in December last year, representing 87 per cent year-over-year growth from December 2018.

Facebook acquires cloud gaming service PlayGiga

Facebook has acquired the Spanish cloud gaming company PlayGiga, which previously offered its services across Italy, Argentina, Chile, and Spain. The purchase was confirmed by Facebook to CNBC, following reports last week from Cinco Diaswhich claimed that the deal was imminent and was valued at €70 million (around $78 million).
Video of a deadly shooting in Germany was easily accessible on 4chan, BitChute and other sites Thursday, attracting tens of thousands of views, despite efforts by tech companies to curb the spread of violent content.

German shooter video stays online despite crackdown

Video of a deadly shooting in Germany was easily accessible on 4chan, BitChute and other sites Thursday, attracting tens of thousands of views, despite efforts by tech companies to curb the spread of violent content.
Desmond Afoah, a popular YouTube personality known as Etika who created Nintendo-centric videos, was found dead, the New York Police Department said today.

Popular YouTuber Desmond Afoah found dead

Desmond Afoah, a popular YouTube personality known as Etika who created Nintendo-centric videos, was found dead, the New York Police Department said today.

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