The latest update on the bugmen situation. Can't vouch for how accurate it is, though.
It's been a while, so here's the latest update on the absolute state of the bugmen
>due to long infighting, there are now FOUR (4) separate threads and groups
>the initial Hololive group, which still supports the company, does pirate fan subbing on billibilli, etc. is still by and away the most active one. They occasionally get raided by the others but jannies have threatened to ban the raiders - many who stayed with the thread or came back to it think Coco literally did nothing wrong. Several of the people who have accused them of being traitors to China ended up having even more skeletons in their closet - there's one guy in particular who got straight up arrested and is now awaiting trial because he openly hosted a non-CCP VPN to get people to spam Coco and the like. Most of the posters often make shitposts like "WE SAVED THE HONOR OF CHINA! WE MANAGED TO REACH 800 DISLIKES ON A YOUTUBE VIDEO! ONLY 22K MORE TO GO" Also, all of the merch made for Hololive is, surprise surprise, still produced in China
>the initial spam group dedicated to trying to force and mentally break down Coco. Many of these posters have either reneged, vanished, or got banned, leaving only the most dedicated. There's pretty much just five kingpins: three people who operate multiple Twitter accounts and try to spam Coco hashtags (not knowing that Twitter doesn't put Mandarin tweets in the Top list unless you're Taiwanese), many of which have been shadowbanned or outright suspended, and the two bot "programmers" who are dedicated to finding loopholes to shit up Coco's chat, all but one which have been patched out now. The only way they can now spam is by having one account signed across multiple devices and to post whatever message they have at once. That means that the jackass you see spamming multiple times has to spend approximately 10 - 15 minutes setting up his computer, laptop, and probably a few phones, only to do it all over again. Also, YT automatically shadowbans or suspends these accounts if they get muted or banned in chat after doing this, rendering the account inoperable. They also somehow believe that Coco's removal will make Cover come back to China and start "healing".
>the anti-Hololive group is in a state of perpetual collapse and it's really only being kept alive by two schizos, one of which was recorded as making over 300 posts in the thread over a period of 26 straight hours, having an absence of 3 hours, and then posting another 250 posts in a span of 18. Their original goal was because Hololive supported Coco, all of Cover must fall, but everyone, even the anti-Coco group, thinks they're clinically insane, especially when it came to light that the thread creator was arrested as a juvenile for trying to rape a train conductor while the train was running. As a result, this group is called (via an abbreviation) The Rapes on the Orient Express. Their latest effort is masquerading as MAGA / Americans on Twitter pretending to be anti-China to get westerners to get mad at Cover so they can cancel their business contracts.
>the "rival company" group, which is essentially a support group for former Hololive fans that went to the Nijisanji thread to get their fix but were kicked out of the thread for being unable to control their autism. Most of the posters have returned to the original Hololive thread, so now it operates in this weird twilight where it's just 5 or so people talking amongst themselves about indie vtubers.