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  1. May 2018
    1. Well, not quite. In September, the attacks on Quinn coalesced into an organized campaign, coordinated on 4chan, Reddit, YouTube and in various IRC channels. Gamers came to a consensus that publicly harassing a woman over her sex life was a bad look. They quickly pivoted to focus on corruption in games journalism.

      Again, this relates to our discussion as it offers an example of how social media can be used as a rallying point for those with less than pleasant intentions, and causes us to question if the platform itself has some responsibility to stop these formations for taking place

    2. What Is Gamergate, and Why? An Explainer for Non-Geeks

      I was drawn to this article not only because we briefly discussed "GamerGate" in class and several class mates seemed unaware of the incident, but because it also intrigued me in relation to social media and security. Would gaming be considered a form of social media, and what does this kind of incident say about the concept of the "echochamber" in social media communities that are heavily used by "gamers."

    3. "#GamerGate" is an online movement ostensibly concerned with ethics in game journalism and with protecting the "gamer" identity.

      This was the primary concern when we discussed the "doxing" of members of the media. Female gamers and journalists were targeted and their information leaked to the public, including a group of individuals who were already angry at the women in question for fighting the standard of their community. This connects heavily with how social media platforms and even search engines protect information, as it is possible to get information such as schools, general locations, etc. through the correct google searches.

  2. Apr 2018
    1. I thought given how terribly I explained this in class today, this would be a good appropriate article to explain the situation and reflect on what has happened in the gaming community since 2014.