GamerGate's Archvillain Is Really A Trolling Sketch Comedian

Jace Connors

Source: Joseph Bernstein
Affiliation: Buzzfeed News

This article tells the story of Jan Rankowski, an Internet satiritst and comedian. Rankowski experienced harassment after he posted a video satirizing "GamerGaters" and was thought by folks on the Internet to have been a real "GamerGater." Beause of his satirical video that was taken seriously, Rankowski experienced harassment akin to the harassment the victims of GamerGate experienced.

Keywords: Anonymity , Computer Science , Tech Ethics , Trolling