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The Dangers LGBTQ+ Creators Face Online

Keffals is an online personality advocating for LGBTQ issues. She's also a Twitch streamer who's often targeted by so-called hate raids and other vicious attacks. Police arrested her last week after "swatting" her home. It was falsely reported she intended to commit self-harm and threatened local politicians. Her case highlights some of the issues the LGBTQ commonly deal with on the internet, not only from users but from the platforms themselves.

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    Twitch Streamer Keffals Arrested After Transphobic SWATing

    Twitch Streamer Keffals Arrested After Transphobic SWATing

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    VICE - Gita Jackson

    Clara Sorrenti, also known as Keffals, was arrested on August 5th in what she says was a targetted attack on her. Streamer Clara Sorrenti, also known as Keffals, was arrested on August 5th after a fraudulent email was sent to every city councilor in London, Ontario saying that she intended to harm …

    Twitch announces new tools to fight hate raids

    Twitch announces new tools to fight hate raids

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    BBC News - By Manish Pandey

    By Manish Pandey Newsbeat reporter Twitch has announced it's adding new verification tools to fight harassment on the platform. It comes after the flood of abuse that streamers, mainly from minority or marginalised communities have received. Hashtags such as #DoBetterTwitch or #ADayOffTwitch were …

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