U.S. Army Allegedly Ran Fake Controller Contests On Twitch

    
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posted on 7/17/20 at 01:33 AM

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A giant, scathing piece on the U.S. Army using recruiting tactics on children as young as 13 ran in The Nation yesterday. The original piece is a lot to take in, but one aspect is the military allegedly using Twitch as a vessel to run bait-and-switch contests that send users to a link that purports to offer them a chance at winning an Xbox Elite Series 2 controller with heavy customization options.

Instead, the link allegedly sent them to a recruitment form that has zero mention of the contest at all. Sign up for a controller, get a spot in the Army ? that's not how this is supposed to work, is it? Automated links that shoot out at scheduled intervals are nothing new on Twitch; many popular streamers use it to broadcast Discord channels, brands, contests, or even just reminders to like, share, and subscribe. But this usage tricking people into heading to a recruitment site via a controller contest appears far outside of what the rules allow.

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posted on 7/19/20 at 01:47 AM

Yea good luck with that lol

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posted on 8/13/20 at 06:13 AM

Yea good luck with that lol


Lol yeah like I said do whatcha gotta do to recruit but damn give em a controller it's not that expensive :P



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posted on 10/6/20 at 08:08 PM

I just saw another scam like this but I think it might be a fake group doing it not the army.

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