Hillary Clinton’s campaign promoted an article written by anti-Gamergate developer Brianna Wu over the weekend that attacked Gamergate, the alt-right, and Breitbart News.
Brianna Wu, developer of Revolution 60, has long claimed to be the target of a Gamergate harassment campaign, even appearing on the SyFy network’s The Internet Ruined My Life where she described her experience with a dramatic re-enactment of events.
Wu recently wrote an article on Bustle.com about Clinton’s speech attacking former Breibtart News chairman Steve Bannon and the alt-right political movement. In Wu’s article, she claims that accusations of Clinton’s corruption and wrongdoing as secretary of state is part of an alt-right smear campaign, equating it to her experience with Gamergate.
“Though the public moved on from the story [Gamergate], the targeted harassment continues to this day. The playbook of the Alt-Right uses the same tactics levied against Hillary Clinton for the past 30 years. The idea is to throw enough accusations at a target until they’re mired in controversy and their reputation suffers,” writes Wu.
The Clinton campaign, eager to promote anyone that would claim evidence against Clinton is part of a “vast right wing conspiracy,” posted Wu’s story to Facebook and Twitter.
Brianna Wu, a game developer who was targeted during Gamergate, writes why Hillary taking on the alt-right matters. https://t.co/L5UhzeQyfG
— Hillary for America (@HFA) September 4, 2016
Clinton has previously stated her belief that videogames cause real-world violence and introduced the Family Entertainment Protection Act in 2005, which would have subjected anyone found to have sold a Mature- or Adults Only-rated video game to a minor to a $1,000 fine and up to 100 hours of community service. The act failed to pass in the Senate.
Lucas Nolan is a conservative who regularly contributes articles on censorship and free speech to Breitbart. Follow him on Twitter@LucasNolan_ or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org