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YouTuber calls out Activision for dishonesty over CoD hack, gets copyright strike

Published: 10:34, 23 September 2020
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Following reports that Call of Duty is undergoing the biggest account hack in the franchise's history, Activision dismissed it as disinformation and it looks like they didn't take kindly to any objections to that.

We're talking about The Gaming Revolution, prominent online gaming personality, whose video was apparently pointing out that Activision's official response doesn't add up with reports by other community members. 

Now, the video is unavailable so we cannot confirm what exactly it was that prompted the copyright strike, but the publisher is well known for cracking down on any and all Call of Duty material not sanctioned by Activision themselves. 

Writing on Twitter, The Gaming Revolution said, "I guess Activision didn't like me calling them out lmao. I'll be speaking to a lawyer today, I should've done this last time but I was on vacation and managed to get it sorted through YouTube themselves."

In case you're just tuning in, one (since deleted) Twitter account started the avalanche , claiming that Call of Duty accounts are undergoing the worst hack in history. In fact, he claimed it's the worst one he's ever seen, and numerous users corroborated the story since. 

It later turned out that most, if not all, the hacked accounts are those without the two-step verification (2FA), something that's increasingly becoming a requirement rather than a choice. Even though they denied that any such attack is taking place, Activision advised their users to set up 2FA just in case. 

To be fair though, it's not yet clear on what grounds did Activision block The Gaming Revolution's video, as it could've just as easily been an unsanctioned image from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Nevertheless, it's certainly a very unpleasant coincidence. 

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