Twitch: Pokimane and Alinity have received hundreds of death threats, according to Mizkif

Twitch: Pokimane and Alinity have received hundreds of death threats, according to Mizkif

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According to streamer Mizkif, female streamers like Imane 'Pokimane' Anys and Natalia 'Alinity' Mogollon have received literally hundreds of death threats since becoming famous on Twitch. The problem actually affects most of the successful streamers, as there have been cases of obsessed fans with Jadeyanh, Jinnytty, Nico, Fuslie, Sweet Anita and Valkyrae, just to name a few.

Mizkif touched on the subject in his last live stream, where he spoke in particular of the two top streamers to raise awareness among his audience, pointing out that wherever there is a streamer, there are always fans ready to threatening them and writing atrocious things to them, often leading to very serious behavior.

Pokimane Mizkif: "It doesn't matter how many hearts you put in the messages you send them ... it doesn't matter. They'll always get these damn threats. You're out of your mind if you don't believe Pokimane has received hundreds of death threats in the over the years. She is not just a girl, she is a much hated girl. "

Mizkif then explained, including Alinity in the speech, that:" I guarantee you that they have lockers full of death threats. lockers all of them to the police. This to me is the worst part of the streaming world: the feeling that someone might invade your privacy by stalking you and doing creepy bullshit. "

What Mizkif says is simply reality, as it is clear to everyone how the cases of stalking and death threats against streamers have multiplied over the last few years. Hoping that the phenomenon will disappear is utopian, but that at least the platforms do something to counter it.

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Twitch reportedly approached investor Chamath Palihapitiya to announce his SPAC deals on its live-streaming platform

Chamath Palihapitiya holding a sign: Investor Chamath Palihapitiya. Brian Ach/Getty Images for TechCrunch © Provided by Business Insider Investor Chamath Palihapitiya. Brian Ach/Getty Images for TechCrunch
  • According to the Wall Street Journal, Twitch approached Chamath Palihapitiya to announce his deals. 
  • Palihapitiya has built a large following on social media platforms like Reddit and Twitter.
  • Twitch did not immediately respond to request to comment from Insider.
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  • Twitch is looking to capitalize on the growing buzz surrounding venture capitalist, Chamath Palihapitiya. 


    According to the Wall Street Journal, the live-streaming service approached Palihapitiya about becoming the exclusive platform to announce his business deals. Palihapitiya - founder and CEO of Social Capital and a frequent sponsor of special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, - has developed a loyal following on social media platforms like Reddit and Twitter, where he openly discusses his next targets and slings insults at hedge funds and traditional finance institutions. 


    Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, has an estimated 26 million daily users. Twitch did not immediately respond to request to comment from Insider.


    Amid the surge of SPAC deals in recent months, Palihapitiya has become a leader in navigating the increasingly crowded market and appealing to an anti-establishment group of investors. His star has continued to rise thanks largely to his ability to speak openly and candidly about SPAC deals before they start trading, a practice that is restricted in the traditional initial public offering process. 

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    'I am a byproduct of my generation and media culture, which is faceted,' Palihapitiya said in a recent interview with Bloomberg. 'Not always great facets, but multifaceted. And so you have to speak in the language of the times in order to get your point across.'


    As a result, the investor has built a growing audience of day traders and investors that cling to his every word in search of the next big deal, which can translate to big business for streaming platforms like Twitch and cable networks.


    According to the Wall Street Journal, Palihapitiya arranged for extended airtime with CNBC on the days of specific announcements during which he presents slides from his investor presentation. His appearances on CNBC have had significant influence on the perception of the SPAC, and their ability to bring  a company public without having to go through the formal IPO process. 


    'I think that SPACs are very much here to stay,' Palihapitiya told Bloomberg in February. 'Using the language of inequality, it evens the playing field. It democratizes access to high growth companies. How? Because it allows retail and it allows long-tail institutional investors. Folks that might not have necessarily been tier one hedge funds, now they can also play.'