Monday, April 16, 2018

Bully Hunters Has Come To An End

Welp, that didn't take long. Let's not even bring up the terrible choice of spokesperson, ill advised product marketing, fake "live" streams, and shady stats aside, how did anyone think this was a good idea? Let's combat bullying with bullying? So. Much. FAIL.

Reporters and other industry members criticized the group’s harassment countermeasures before the livestream ever kicked off. Their concerns were compounded after one host’s personal history of antagonizing people on Twitter and using homophobic language was dredged up, and questions about the involvement of companies like SteelSeries were aired. Even the use of pre-recorded footage during a live event raised alarms. It was the group’s anti-harassment techniques, however — which encouraged players to go in and take out bad actors — that drew the most ire.