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Twitch bans major gaming sites after streamers threaten strike

Twitch bans major gaming sites after streamers threaten strike

Image: Twitch/Kotaku/VictorWard (Shutterstock) It’s been a rough 24 hours for people streaming purple. After a scandal broke a Twitch streamer had scammed viewers and peers out of an alleged $200,000 to fund a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive addiction, high-profile figures began pressuring the live-streaming company to fix the larger underlying problem. Gambling, many have been arguing …

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Apparently YouTube's algorithm doesn't care if you 'thumbs down' videos

Apparently YouTube’s algorithm doesn’t care if you ‘thumbs down’ videos

YouTube has already stopped videos from displaying the number of dislikes it is received, but apparently giving a thumbs up to a video doesn’t change the number of similar videos the platform recommends to you.Photo: A Chiwi (Shutterstock) My YouTube recommendations are full of old reruns of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. Maybe it was partly …

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