Gamergate controversy

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Event.png Gamergate controversy (Deep event) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
DateAugust 2014 - Present
Interest ofMaram Susli
DescriptionFree Speech battle of the 2010s

The Gamergate controversy was a part of the Culture war. It stemmed from concerns about ethics in gaming journalism. Coverage was affected by corporate media spin.


The controversy began in the August of 2014.


Democrat politicians in Congress like Katherine Clark sought to expand the ability of the FBI to take action against "cyberharassment".


It has been argued that Gamergate helped in the election of Donald Trump in the US/2016 Presidential election.

Brianna Wu has wrote that the FBI's inaction over Gamergate resulted in the 2021 Washington D.C. Riots.

Official narrative

The Official narrative says that the controversy was an online harassment campaign against women in the video game industry. The "controversy" was purely sexism used as backlash against the self-righteous Social Justice Warriors in the industry.

The name of the Wikipedia page was changed to Gamergate (harassment campaign) in August 2021.

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