Overwatch player gets access to a minor’s account, reads sexts on YouTube

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The internet is a problem. We’re reminded of this fact every day, and every hour it seems there’s a new reason to lower our expectations. Today it’s a whole bunch of drama between Overwatch players. The short version? An adult gets access to a minor’s allegedly boosted account and posts a whole bunch of game throwing and sext reading to YouTube.

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The adult in question is YouTuber Silent OW, a self-described troll whose channel is largely filled with seemingly random accusations of purchased accounts and boosting. One regular target is Mercy main Ariana, who is the subject of at least five separate videos.

In the creatively titled “HACKING ARIANA THE BOOSTED MERCY MAINS OVERWATCH ACCOUNT,” Silent gets into Ariana’s account - allegedly one of her many boosted and shared accounts - and shows off ten minutes of hopping into games and throwing them. He also jumps into her DM history, and publically reads several messages of a sexual nature. Ariana is 14. She apparently gave away her login info, but that does nothing to justify a public doxxing.

Blizzard’s Bill Warnecke is aware of the situation, and it seems the company will be taking the appropriate steps. “We really appreciate the community going out of your way to get this to us,” Warnecke says in the Reddit thread. “Thank you for being good people.”

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3 Weeks ago

My man has committed a crime and I look forward to him being in court for this shit.

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3 Weeks ago

I am always turned off when people say "The internet is a problem.". People existed before the internet and most wars happened before the internet. Why polarize an issue in the first 4 words? They are meaningless.

The whole story sounds like something I would hear about in highschool. A girl lets her "friend" read her diary then the "friend" comes to school and reads the diary outloud and embarrasses her.

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3 Weeks ago

There's a pretty significant difference between a group of bullies at school giving you a hard time (which still fucking sucks, I think we can all agree) and some dude broadcasting it to potentially millions via the internet because he doesn't like the character you play in a videogame.

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2 Weeks ago

I absolutely agree with the difference in scale. And that the scale makes it worse. Though that is the only difference I see. I could be very biased since I really love the internet and what it is. I just don't see how you can say the "the internet" is a problem.

People die to automobiles, are they the problem? People die from heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Is food the problem?

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Ben Barrett Avatar
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2 Weeks ago

I see your point and I agree, the internet is great.

I think there's a more direct correlation here than the examples (or any number of others), where the internet is so closely tied to people being dicks, and how easy it is to hunt people down using it.

I also think "well that's just how people are whatchagonnado" is too often used as an excuse to not try to fix problems. That's a whole separate issue though, and not necessarily connected to Dustin's somewhat throw-away line.

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hfm Avatar
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3 Weeks ago

Agreed. People haven't changed, just the medium.

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3 Weeks ago

Fortunately the only expectation I have of my fellow "human beings" is that they are cunts. I am almost always never disappointed and on very rare occasions even pleasantly surprised.

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