The 11 biggest gaming disappointments of 2023

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Instead of finding new ways to elevate voices that aren’t already white and/or wealthy, the internet has continued to find ways to make women feel unwelcome in digital spaces in 2023.

In January popular Twitch streamer Brandon “Atrioc” Ewing was accidentally unmasked That he was watching deep porn during the live broadcast. The site he was visiting had a format similar to OnlyFans: different content creators could create their own pages and ask visitors to pay a subscription fee to view their content. Not only was Ewing watching deepfake porn (which edits people’s faces onto existing pornographic content), he was watching deepfake porn of his female peers, some of whom were his real-life friends.

After accidentally telling himself off, Ewing issued a tearful apology and left the streaming service until March, when It has popped up again To assure people that he was working hard to combat the pornography that he himself appeared to be watching, at least that time. “A week after the event, the first thing I did was send $60,000 to Morrison Rothman (an LA-based law firm) to cover any woman on Twitch who wanted to use their legal services for DMCA takedowns or reputation management.” . Stream. Kotaku He confirmed with the company that Ewing had indeed sent the power of attorney.

But Ewing’s efforts were unable to completely erase the problem After this terrible violationor denies the fact that women online face a different level of scrutiny, hate, and harassment compared to men.

Ewing’s actions were also a reminder that sometimes the call comes from inside the house, and that the men she knows are the meanest of them all. Ewing is back to publishing and broadcasting regularly because cancel culture is a myth and everything sucks. — Alyssa Mercanti, Senior Editor


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