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Gamergate as a gateway

2023-11-15 23:04:32.511667+01 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

8 years ago, I had a run-in with Gamergate. I still wonder about how that all worked out, and second guess my reactions.

KQED: David DePape, on Witness Stand, Details ‘Grand Plan’ to Violently Interrogate Nancy Pelosi

DePape said he had been looking up video game tips on YouTube when he first encountered information about “gamergate,” a nearly decade-old social media harassment campaign led by misogynistic male gamers who targeted and threatened violence against women in the video game industry. He then began intensely researching their many spurious claims about feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian, which led him to discover additional targets, DePape said.

Ars Technica: At trial, accused Pelosi attacker says Gamergate led him to far-right conspiracies.

As I see people sucked deep into the various hate machines, I'm still struggling with how best to deal with people who are in it.

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