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Why Are You So Angry? Part 4: An Autopsy on GamerGate

patreon: http://patreon.com/InnuendoStudios tumblr: http://innuendostudios.tumblr.com twitter: https://twitter.com/InnuendoStudios transcript: http://innuendostudios.tumblr.com/post/124243386832/part-4-of-my-series-on-angry-gamers-this-one-was https://soundcloud.com/peevish/why-are-you-so-angry-3 part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y8XgGhXkTQ part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExEHuNrC8yU part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSmDq5Czae0 part 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCqQ9LxzTwM part 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfPAoz9GnWM Bibliography: Perhaps the most comprehensive account of GamerGate’s origins w/ Eron Gjoni: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2015/04/28/gamergate/ Brianna Wu leaves home: http://kotaku.com/another-woman-in-gaming-flees-home-following-death-thre-1645280338 Anita Sarkeesian leaves home: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/29/gaming-vlogger-anita-sarkeesian-is-forced-from-home-after-receiving-harrowing-death-threats/ Felicia Day doxxed: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/23/felicia-days-public-details-online-gamergate SWATting: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jan/13/gamergate-hits-new-low-with-attempts-to-send-swat-teams-to-critics 4chan & IRC screencaps: https://storify.com/strictmachine/gameovergate More IRC selections: http://wehuntedthemammoth.com/2014/09/08/zoe-quinns-screenshots-of-4chans-dirty-tricks-were-just-the-appetizer-heres-the-first-course-of-the-dinner-directly-from-the-irc-log/ More GG origins on 4chan: https://archive.is/m2fmN More on GG and its allies: http://jonstonechannel2.tumblr.com/post/99246356388/why-bother-with-gamergate Gator post admitting the IRC was created to destroy Quinn: https://medium.com/@cainejw/a-narrative-of-gamergate-and-examination-of-claims-of-collusion-with-4chan-5cf6c1a52a60 Details on Operation Lollipop: http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/223102/4chan-plans-to-continue-hoax-hashtag-war-on-feminists-and-women-of-color/ GamerGate’s Operation Vox Populi: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F9icbZbVXbl1-BJ0EsPJn2jIMplqrgLJCBEi4SG4ntw/edit Anti-progressive allies, e.g. weev: https://olaasm.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/at-the-intersection-of-gamergate-weevgate-abusers-their-knowing-apologists/ GG’s inability to tell two Asian men apart: https://storify.com/turnoffthenews/gamergate-can-t-tell-two-asian-men-apart Popular Science on how angry commenters skew opinion: http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-09/why-were-shutting-our-comments GamerGate supporter Milo Yiannopoulos on the “social justice narrative” in Bioware games: http://www.breitbart.com/london/2014/12/15/review-dragon-age-inquisition/ Angry Joe on having to shut down GamerGate threads on his forum: https://archive.is/I976H 8chan hosting child pornography: http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/01/8chan-domain-seized-over-allegations-of-child-abuse-content/ Hacking and doxxing on 8chan’s baphomet: https://storify.com/a_man_in_black/baphomet Brianna Wu having a GamerGater storm out of a panel: https://twitter.com/spacekatgal/status/581284765485105152 Making research unusable, and how a hate campaign works: http://jezebel.com/gamergate-trolls-arent-ethics-crusaders-theyre-a-hate-1644984010 GamerGate and the “gamers are dead” articles (source of much of their criticism of Leigh Alexander): https://pixietalksgamergate.wordpress.com/gamers-are-dead-article-analysis/ How “moderate” GamerGaters amplified harassment: https://storify.com/a_man_in_black/gamergate-and-guilt-by-participation GamerGate losing support after the Colbert Report: https://twitter.com/teioh/status/541577428334702592 GamerGate reacting with military language to Sarkeesian’s appearance on The Colbert Report: http://wehuntedthemammoth.com/2014/10/30/the-top-22-most-ridiculous-things-said-by-8channers-about-anita-sarkeesians-appearance-on-the-colbert-report/ GamerGaters moving on to Sad Puppies: http://www.dailydot.com/geek/hugo-award-nominees-sad-puppies/ The harassment hasn’t ended: http://ohdeargodbees.tumblr.com/post/107838639074/august-never-ends GamerGate’s origins on /pol/: https://medium.com/@a_man_in_black/gamergate-and-the-new-misogyny-284bea6a8bb3 pol and white supremacy: http://np.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/2l1fma/king_of_pol_going_full_holocaust_denial_on_ia/ Hashtag traffic overwhelmingly more fixated on Leigh Alexander than any other journalist: http://www.newsweek.com/gamergate-about-media-ethics-or-harassing-women-harassment-data-show-279736 Mattie Brice quits games journalism: http://www.themarysue.com/gamergate-harms-women/ Tauriq Moosa leaves twitter: http://www.inquisitr.com/2207377/gamergate-drives-critic-tauriq-moosa-off-twitter/ GamerGate’s refusal to do any kind of moderating: https://storify.com/vivian_games/a-week-on-gamergate-forums-1 Journalists failing to comment: http://www.ravishly.com/2014/10/15/gamergate-anita-sarkeesian-death-threat-media-journalists