The two video-streaming companies are inextricably linked.
3 Arts, which operates on a platform called Stream+, offers content for both Hulu and Netflix, and Fazbears entertainment, which is owned by 3 Arts.
Both companies are listed on the Nasdaq.
Fazbear has been linked to a number of incidents, including the recent killing of a man in California.
But it’s also a major player in the video-game industry, with a catalog of franchises that includes The Simpsons and The Walking Dead.
In March, 3 Arts’ chairman and CEO, Tim Wu, tweeted that Fazbeast Entertainment was a “very important part of the video game community,” and that the company had “a very positive and respectful relationship with both the FBI and the Justice Department.”
Wu, who had been in charge of 3 Arts during the Trump administration, has since said that he is “not aware of any specific information or evidence of a connection between 3 Arts and any terrorist activity.”
Fazbeasts most recent video-release was a 2016 video for a popular board game, Mafia II, that depicts an “unmasking” game in which players have to identify themselves and their enemies before the game ends.
A screenshot of the game was posted on YouTube on April 24, 2017, with the caption, “Faz” written in white marker.
The screenshot included a picture of a Fazface.
The screenshot has since been removed, but Wu’s tweet has been widely circulated.
Wu also said on Twitter that the video had been taken down for violating 3 Arts terms of service, which prohibit users from promoting content that “promotes violence, hatred, or threats of violence.”
Wu has also been critical of Fazbreasts approach to copyright enforcement.
He recently said on his company’s Twitter account that he was “very disappointed in the recent takedown of F2P Mafia II game FazBears.”
The game, which was not made by 3, has also come under fire for its “nearly unlimited use of advertising.”
Wu told The Verge in an email that he had not been aware of the takedown until after it happened, but that he would be discussing it with 3 Arts management, which has not responded to The Verge’s request for comment.
Wu is not the only prominent person to criticize 3 Arts in the wake of the Fazfear controversy.
In February, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to Twitter to criticize Faz and 3 arts, saying they “could be better at making games.”
Dorsey also took aim at the F2p Mafia II “troll” game, saying it was “sad and frustrating” that the game is being used by people to promote violence and hate.
F2P, a game that encourages players to interact with a fictional version of themselves online, has been criticized for its exploitative and manipulative nature.
The game’s creators, who have said they believe they were inspired by real-life mobsters, have said that their game is meant to “educate” and “understand” people on how to use technology in a responsible manner.
3 arts responded to Dorsey’s tweet by tweeting, “3 Arts is proud to have been a major influence in the creation of Mafia II.”