December 1, 2016
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Gamergate and the Alt-Right

What Gamergate should have taught us about the 'alt-right' (Matt Lees, The Guardian) Thanks, Clare Hooper!

The similarities between Gamergate and the far-right online movement, the “alt-right”, are huge, startling and in no way a coincidence. After all, the culture war that began in games now has a senior representative in The White House. As a founder member and former executive chair of Brietbart News, Steve Bannon had a hand in creating media monster Milo Yiannopoulos, who built his fame and Twitter following by supporting and cheerleading Gamergate. This hashtag was the canary in the coalmine, and we ignored it.

Yep. And Wikipedia continues to pursue appeasement.