Ninja’s sudden desire to chat with fans was surprising to many. On August 12, he openly announced his phone number and noted that he would try to answer as many messages as possible.
In the attached video, he also clarified that in response to messages the fans will receive a link in which they will need to provide some of their data so that it is easier for him to communicate with them.
In addition, Ninja promised that he would select some fans by the end of the week to play Fortnite with them.
However, it was not so simple. As people have noticed , the Community fill-in form is provided. In it, the user is asked to indicate the name, gender, birthday, city and optional mail.
It also says that correspondence is not considered private, but it, one way or another, is used only for marketing purposes.
Finally, the number indicated by Ninja is also provided by Community. In other words, fans can’t call him and talk to the streamer.
In addition to the form specified, Community also collects information about the IP address, the device used, its location and characteristics, and even the time set on it.
Judging by the responses to the Ninja tweet, many actually wrote by number and even filled out a form. However, it is likely that the streamer himself never answered them – maybe only a few.
Some fans, as a result, accused Ninja of duplicity – until recently, the streamer criticized Twitch for the service advertising other users through his channel (and this led to the appearance of porn on his page), and now uses his fans to collect personal data.
Many also expressed bewilderment at the fact that someone really believed that Ninja would freely publish his personal number.