Feminist activist Zoe Quinn has cancelled her keynote speech at the Wikimedia Diversity conference in Washington, D.C. following a Breitbart article about her appearance at the event.
The Wikimedia Diversity conference is set to take today, and was originally planning to host Quinn as the keynote speaker. However, shortly following the publication of an article on Quinn’s history of controversy, including claims by the head of an anti-cyberbullying initiative that she not only protect online trolls but uses them to stage false flag attacks on herself in order to gain attention and sympathy, Quinn has withdrawn from the event.
Replacing Quinn as the keynote speaker is Rose Stephens-Goodknight who will be giving a speech entitled “Make Things Happen!” It’s probably a more positive message Quinn’s tutorial on how to become a professional victim. Breitbart reached out to Wikimedia to ask why it is that Quinn has been removed from the event and was told by Wikimedia officials that Quinn backed out of the event due to “personal reasons,” but provided no further insight into Quinn’s sudden withdrawal from the event.
It seems that Quinn’s recent bout of bad publicity, particularly her attempt to shut down the anti-cyberbullying activist group Social Autopsy, may have not garnered her the usual amount of pity that she usually receives and monetises via Patreon. Quinn has, for years now, been claiming to be the focus of multiple targeted harassment campaigns despite it in fact being the very GamerGate members she so vehemently opposes who seem to receive the most amount of death threats and online abuse.
Quinn herself is notorious for her own harassment controversies. A rival video-game feminist group, The Fine Young Capitalists, were DDoSed and had their crowdfunding page hacked following her unfounded claims that they were not adequately paying female members of staff. Strangely, there was little outcry from the progressive games media when this happened.
Lucas Nolan is a Journalism and Media student at Dublin Business School and a regular contributor to Breitbart Tech. He can be contacted via Twitter here: @LucasNolan_