Steven Asarch

Steven Asarch is an internet culture reporter who lives on Twitch and YouTube. After graduating from Baruch College, he wrote for IBT Media, Newsweek and Insider. In 2021, he executive produced the docu-series "Onision in Real Life" on Discovery +.

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Twitch streamer Kacey ‘Kacee’ Anderson takes stage as lead correspondent at the eMLS Cup at SXSW

Kacey Anderson spoke to Passionfruit about her experience with the eMLS as its first woman content creator.

On Mar 16, 2023 by Steven Asarch

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The Streamer Awards was wonderfully scuffed: QTCinderella shares insight on her community-driven show

Move over the Oscars, the Streamer Awards is where the content got interesting.

On Mar 14, 2023 by Steven Asarch

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Streamers xQc and Adept embroiled in messy divorce case—even though they were never officially married

What unfolded, according to court documents, shows the perils of having a very public breakup as an influencer.

On Feb 16, 2023 by Steven Asarch

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What creators need to know about Logan Paul’s ‘CryptoZoo’ NFT scandal

Passionfruit spoke to Web3 commentator Coffeezilla and NFT experts to unpack Logan Paul’s ‘CryptoZoo’ controversy.

On Jan 24, 2023 by Steven Asarch

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TikTokers are obsessed with the Koopa Troopa dance trend

One of Mario’s most famous, and abused, enemies went absolutely viral on the app.

On Nov 21, 2022 by Steven Asarch

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Minecraft creator Dream accused of grooming by 2 former fans

Dream denied the allegations.

On Oct 20, 2022 by Steven Asarch

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Twitch banned streaming of unlicensed gambling sites. Is it enough?

It may be a solid first step, but there’s still a lot more that Twitch can do to deter young viewers from gambling.

On Oct 13, 2022 by Steven Asarch

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Def Noodles’ new direction alienated fans—how did we get here?

The move strained the already-fraught trust he had from fans.

On Oct 4, 2022 by Steven Asarch

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EXCLUSIVE: Internet personality Chris Chan did not escape from jail, despite viral rumors

Christine Chandler's alleged 'escape' quickly became a meme online.

On Aug 30, 2022 by Steven Asarch

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Anti-LGBTQ creators cause a rift in the TikTok puppet community

'When you think of puppets, you think of inclusive, Sesame Street, everybody holds hands and be happy.'

On Aug 18, 2022 by Steven Asarch

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How 2 friends created an immersive recreation of the ‘Lion King’ musical in Minecraft

What started off as a simple fan project quickly evolved into something bigger.

On Aug 4, 2022 by Steven Asarch

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#JusticeForActMan: YouTube demonetizes creator for satirical doxing tweet, sparking debate over its enforcement of community guidelines

The Act Man had been criticizing YouTube for inaction over QuantumTV's alleged community guidelines violations.

On Jun 15, 2022 by Steven Asarch

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Salary Transparent Street is demystifying wages on TikTok

'A lot of people now are tired of corporate taking advantage of us.'

On Jun 1, 2022 by Steven Asarch

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Creator Clash takes the cash-grabbing and clout-chasing out of influencer boxing

The event was a night full of odd pairings between newbies duking it out for charity.

On May 16, 2022 by Steven Asarch

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Hours-long television recaps fuel YouTube’s market for memories

'A weird mix of intrigue and the inability to remember the source material led to this storm of people.'

On Apr 28, 2022 by Steven Asarch