Tag: #gamergate

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BBC Claims ‘Great Meme War’ Could Swing French Election for Le Pen

The BBC has run a series of online and radio segments claiming the “great meme war has travelled to France”, implying Internet jokes could swing the French election for the Front National as the broadcaster alleges they did for Trump and Brexit in the UK and U.S.

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Wikipedia’s Seven Worst Moments

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales describes his vaunted online encyclopedia as “unbiased” and “neutral. We’re not so sure about that.

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Randi Harper Creates Breitbart Twitter Blocklist

In a series of tweets sent out Thursday evening, Randi Lee Harper, an “anti-abuse” activist with a notorious reputation for abusing people on social media, declared that she was setting up a Twitter blocklist for anyone who followed a “Breitbart related” account.

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Packed Crowds at SXSW ‘Online Harassment Summit’

Lol, just kidding. Here are some pictures of the actual event. https://www.instagram.com/p/BC3t74OJW2w/?taken-by=omargee https://www.instagram.com/p/BC26Po3pW1d/?taken-by=omargee Serial online abuser Randi Harper, a particularly ironic supporter of the event, spent much of her time anxiously glancing at other people’s phones, looking for GamerGate-supporting spies.

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Leigh ‘Gamers Are Over’ Alexander Quits Games Journalism

A year and a half ago, feminist battleaxe Leigh Alexander was one of the leading voices of a video games press dominated by progressives. Today, the situation is much changed. Alexander has announced her retirement from games journalism after Offworld, her diversity-minded games blog, failed to take off.

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Twitter’s History of Erratic Censorship Policies

Some might question the use of the term “censorship” to describe Twitter’s mysterious and erratic policies for banning users and blocking content, since Twitter is a private company and its users aren’t even paying anything for their accounts.