The NYT is out with an urgently needed project to better understand Gamergate, and its ever-present impact on individual lives, our culture and politics. Everything is Gamergate via , , and
The events that started Gamergate began 5 years ago today. We put together a package with a series of pieces from and myself that trace its influence on the internet and politics today. I hope you'll give it a look.
Last night was the five year anniversary of Gamergate. We published a retrospective on that pivotal moment to help readers understand the lineage of our current political toxicity.
We should all read every column in 's Everything is Gamergate, starting with ’s—especially since this cultural cancer spread and currently remains untreated at the White House. This is a vital look at how it all started and metastasized.
If you read one thing today, read this. The reverberations from Gamergate are still felt and perhaps even been amplified. Social media companies are loathe to change. Legislation around doxxing and harassment has stalled. Death threats are commonplace.
Five years of my life.
Everything is Gamergate. How an Online Mob Created a Playbook for, well, everything. ⁦⁦Media, when they paid attention, relegated GG to realm of games-as-toys and considered threats to targeted women a matter of their personal choices and safety.
Five years ago, a series of vile events changed the way we fight online. This is the story of Gamergate.
This Gamergate package — with contributions from , , and , edited by and designed by , and Jessia Ma — is mind-blowingly smart and well produced. And so necessary.
I was in the midst of as #gamergate exploded cruelty across the internet. What surprises me, looking back, is how much of the so-called Skeptic community fell for this and then called social justice focused folks the outrage brigade.
A young man once wrote a long essay about the relationship - in modern parlance, an "abusive" one - a young woman had put him through. Having experienced similar relationships, I empathized and moved on. Five years on, the New York Times still smears him.
Happy anniversary to Gamergate, the bizarre incident where a bunch of whiny forum trolls decided they didn't want any girls in their treehouse, and decided to destroy all of Western civilization in order to keep them out
Unbelievably, Gamergate was the coalescence. The ingathering before the explosion. Recommended.
Opinion | How an Online Mob Created a Playbook for a Culture War - The New York Times
This series of articles is as terrific and absolutely enraging as everyone says.
How an Online Mob Created a Playbook for a Culture War. Read my brilliant colleagues ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ and others in this look at gamergate 5 years later.
How an Online Mob Created a Playbook for a Culture War #sociology
“Gamergate really prototyped the rise of harassment influencers”... The fact that these influencers were real, identifiable people only further legitimized the event for its followers.
"Gamergate’s DNA is everywhere on the internet, and the ubiquity of Gamergate’s influence has even spawned a winking trope: Everything Is Gamergate."