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Twitter helps Valkyrae get rid of stalker

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Rachel ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter was forced to turn her Twitter profile to private following online abuse by a stalker, who for the past few months has reportedly made over a hundred accounts after Valkyrae kept blocking him.

Valkyrae has amassed over 3 million subscribers after shifting to YouTube from Twitch. Joining early in the Among Us hype train has helped her become the most-watched female stream of 2020, breezing past Pokimane. 3 million subscribers boast the obvious implications of her popularity which, as good as it sounds comes with its fair share of shortcomings.

Valkyrae for the past few months was subjected to a stalker, after finding no way out, she was forced to private her Twitter account as despite blocking it, the stalker would make another account to trouble her.

She kept blocking the person in question until there were over a hundred accounts. It took all those stalker accounts for her to reach the boiling point upon which she locked her Twitter.

A desperate Hofstetter called Twitter for help, suggested them to implement a feature that will effectively block all accounts from the same device thus putting an end to the stalking session however that might go in vain as a psychologically challenged person might jump between devices to continue doing it all over again.

She came back on Twitter thanking them for their assistance, meaning they got rid of the stalker.

The good mood of her and unlocked Twitter are evidences of it. With this, they set an example that there is no room for harassment on their platform. There is no clear explanation of what exactly they did, but they were able to deal with such a thing effectively and swiftly keeping a good environment on their platform.

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