JOURNALISTS TARGETED FOR BOMB THREATS, GAMERGATE TO BLAME?

Since #GamerGate was dragged into all this by people claiming it was enlisted to rig the Hugos, an update: http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2015/08/15/gamergate-event-evacuated-after-multiple-bomb-threats/ Don’t let the title fool you: the “GamerGate event” was actually just one two-part panel held at a larger event — the Southeast Regional conference for the SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS. You know, the folks […]

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Crosspost: REDDIT REVOLUTION REPLACES ROT – “Chairman Pao” Resigns

My initial reaction: And then: Ever since taking over as Reddit’s “interim CEO” in January, the site’s users have been up in arms over Ellen Pao’s heavy-handed changes to policy, particularly in the area of what amounts to “harassment”. As I reported previously, this strangely-formed policy led to a series of ridiculous events, such as […]

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