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PewDiePie deletes Twitter account, responds to claims that he is QUITTING YouTube

Fake news, but were you surprised? (Image source: PewDiePie via The Mirror)
Fake news, but were you surprised? (Image source: PewDiePie via The Mirror)
PewDiePie's levels of popularity have reached insane levels. Even national broadcasters have reported on him "taking a break" from YouTube next year, likely profiteering on his popularity. In response, PewDiePie has deleted his Twitter account.
Alex Alderson, 🇷🇺

The internet has gone into meltdown over the notion that PewDiePie, YouTube's second most popular channel, would be taking a break from the platform early next year. Citing tiredness, multiple websites have taken the opportunity to remind their readers of all his "controversies" since starting on YouTube nine years ago.

The news originates from a video published by PewDiePie over the weekend, during which he criticised YouTube's new harassment policy. While the YouTuber did state that he would be taking a break from the platform in the new year for an indefinite period. However, if you have watched any of PewDiePie's videos, one cannot infer sincerity from a statement such as this. Indeed, he has already called out UK newspaper and website The Mirror for reporting "PewDiePie quits YouTube saying he's too tired to go on".

So, is PewDiePie quitting YouTube? No. He, likely insincerely, stated that he would be taking a break, which would be a normal thing for anyone to do from their job every once and a while. In short, sensationalist websites have sought to profit off under 30 seconds of video from one of the most popular people online.

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BBC, YouTube (1) (2)

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Alex Alderson, 2019-12-16 (Update: 2019-12-16)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.