Why GamerGate Can’t Continue

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GamerGate is growing from a battle inside gaming to a larger culture war

In case you’re one of the millions who don’t know what this term means — first of all, don’t feel bad, because it’s a complex movement with shifting goals. But here’s a quick primer

GamerGate kicked off when an independent game developer’s ex-boyfriend wrote a 9,000-word screed about their relationship, accusing her of trading sex for favorable press coverage and other career boosts. This was false. But the rage around it coalesced into a hashtag, created by actor and conservative commentator Adam Baldwin. That hashtag attracted a brigade who felt — they said — that the media was using its power to promote progressive agendas in video games coverage. …

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Via: Mashable: Entertainment

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