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BornInNorway81

I just watched Alex' Etika video, and I think I lack context. With such a serious topic on a YouTube channel targeting all ages, disabling comments was probably a good decision. However, Alex doesn't tell why "understandably [we] can understand it is fairly close to home to [him]", leaving me, and possibly others, with more questions after the video than before watching it.

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grougrou

Although this is such an important topic. I don't think that such a video should be made. I come here for nintendo news. Not for youtube comment related drama . This guy death is really regrettable but i meanwhy do two sad articles plus one video. I think it would have been better to do a nice funny video about a game instead.

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gcunit

When News outlets report deaths, their overriding reasoning for doing so is purely because such stories attract attention i.e. are good for business - don't ever expect a death to be reported publicly and it not feel a little distasteful.

Everybody dies, but only a tiny proportion make the news. Not because the case is so poignant or 'important', but because something about that death (e.g. it being a celebrity, it being a ghastly crime etc.) will get more attention in the news than whatever other stories (or lack of) the outlets might be considering running that day.

Publishing news of death is not about paying respects - it's about cashing in.

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linq

@gcunit
Those are valid points and it does seem like making money is all anyone cares about.

But the media is damned if they do and damned if they don’t in a case like this. Had they not mentioned this youtuber’s death then they would have been called out for being racist or simply not caring about people in the gaming community in general.

linq

gcunit

@linq I'm not 'damn-ing' the site for running the story etc. - their job is to produce content to attract visitors to consume, and on any given day to decide what content they could produce to best achieve that. They chose this story, and I can see why they might have, and I don't stand in judgement of that decision.

I haven't read/watched the articles/videos related to this particular story, I was just curious enough to open this thread and respond to the post above mine that questioned why the site ran those articles/videos.

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