Ars Technica: Deadly swatting increasing on Twitch; alarmed streamers press for change

Ars Technica: Deadly swatting increasing on Twitch; alarmed streamers press for change. “These swatting attacks are conducted by anonymous persons making prank calls to police, falsely reporting emergency circumstances (like an armed potential mass shooter or a hostage situation that doesn’t exist) in order to get SWAT teams to descend, guns out, on a Twitch streamer’s location. The Washington Post reported this week that these swattings appear to be intensifying and can be traumatizing for targeted Twitch streamers. One trans Twitch streamer told the Post that police in London aimed an assault rifle at her face.”

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