Swatting attacks, in which people maliciously report a crime in progress at someone else’s residence in the hope of triggering a major police response, have unfortunately become a commonplace risk for popular streamers. There are other kinds of threats as well: In 2018, someone fired BBs at the home of Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm. And last weekend, streamer Kaitlyn Siragusa, also known as Amouranth and one of the biggest streamers on Twitch, reported a fire along the side of her house that investigators “strongly suspect” was arson. 

Siragusa said in subsequent tweets that she and her pets weren’t hurt in the fire; a Washington Post report said firefighters were able to put the fire out before it caused serious damage.

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