Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Gamergate: The Sexist, Alt-Right Side of Fandom


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As the internet brought diverse new fans to the boys club of nerdom, a real-life movement arose to keep women and marginalized people out. » Subscribe to NowThis: » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: What is fueling this misogynistic nerd rage? Why are they targeting marginalized creators with organized harassment campaigns, and what kind of damage have they done? Gamergate is just one symptom of a larger trend that's tearing online communities apart. And to understand Gamergate, you need to understand how fan culture turned toxic. For more on the dark side of the internet, check out ‘Onision in Real Life’ exclusively on discovery+. #Gamergate #ZoeQuinn #KellyMarieTran #BriannaWu #News #NowThis

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