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Hot Five: YouTube fined $170 million, Nick Eh 30 joins Twitch, and Huya picks up minority stake in ESL

Hot Five: YouTube fined $170 million, Nick Eh 30 joins Twitch, and Huya picks up minority stake in ESL

To help you keep on top of a busy news cycle and the latest hot topics in influencer marketing, each week we round up the five biggest stories on InfluencerUpdate.biz.

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YouTube fined $170 million over breaking child data privacy rules

YouTube has been fined a record $170 million to settle allegations that its collected children’s data without parental consent.

Huya picks up minority stake in ESL for $30 million

Livestreaming platform Huya has acquired a minority stake in Modern Times Group-owned ESL in a deal worth $30 million made up of both primary and secondary shares.

Nick Eh 30 joins Twitch exclusively as one of the fastest-growing creators

Nicholas Amyoony, known as NickEh30 online, has joined streaming platform Twitch exclusively, transitioning from streaming Fortnite on YouTube Live.

Children happiness lowest in 25 years in part due to social media, report claims

Children are said to be the unhappiest they have been in 25 years in part due to "excessive social media use", according to a report. Around 219,000 children are reported by The Children's Society charity to be unhappy with their lives.

PhilosophyTube raises over $120k for charity reading complete works of Shakespeare live on Twitch

Actor and content creator Oliver Thorn raised over $120k for charity while reading the complete works of William Shakespeare live on streaming platform Twitch over four days.


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Danielle Partis is Editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz. She was previously the lead content creator for TeamRock Games, as well as contributing to outlets such as Metal Hammer, both online and in-print. Prior to that, Danielle worked as a freelance PR consultant and freelance journalist for a number of outlets.

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