Everything is GamerGate


Affiliation: The New York Times

This compilation of reflections places the GamerGate campaign in context with other current events. GamerGate was an online harassment campaign targeted initially at Zoe Quinn, a female video game designer, after her boyfriend vented on 4Chan about her breaking up with him. The online harassment then spiraled into general sexism towards female video game developers. These reflections discuss the effects of GamerGate and how it set a dangerous precedent for future online harassment.

Keywords: Anonymity , Computer Science , Cyberbullying , Tech Ethics