SXSW: The most (and least) remarkable thing about the online harassment summit

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Read the embedded article in the Washington Post, by Brian Fung, on the online harassment summit at SXSW. Panelists included Brianna Wu, Randi Harper, Katherine Cross, and others:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/03/13/sxsw-the-most-and-least-remarkable-thing-about-the-online-harassment-summit/

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Under the guise of pushing for journalistic reform and anti-censorship in gaming, GamerGate has targeted prominent women critics and designers like Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu and Leigh Alexander with a relentless campaign of threats and harassment.” —Rolling Stone Magazine

Too many women have had their lives upended by the severe threats and harassment they have received online, and they often feel they have nowhere to turn for help. … These threats cause fear for personal safety, create a chilling effect on free speech, and have a negative economic impact for women conducting business online. That is why we’re asking the Department of Justice to enforce laws that are already on the books, and make these cases a priority.” 
—Congresswoman Katherine Clark

SXSW Astounding Ideals of Cowardice

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Read the linked response from Chris Kluwe on the decision by SXSW to cancel anti-harassment panels in reaction to threats and harassment, and for their dealings with the Gamergate issue in the first place: https://the-cauldron.com/sxsw-s-astounding-ideals-of-cowardice-871764d3eb45

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Under the guise of pushing for journalistic reform and anti-censorship in gaming, GamerGate has targeted prominent women critics and designers like Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu and Leigh Alexander with a relentless campaign of threats and harassment.” —Rolling Stone Magazine

Tech’s Harassment Problem Is Much Bigger Than This SXSW Catastrophe

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Read the Huffington Post editorial on why the SXSW decision to cancel the anti-harassment panel is not only bad for SXSW, but also for the tech industry, and part of the problem the panel was trying to highlight:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sxsw-gamergate-panels-harassment_562f8299e4b0c66bae5964a4

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Under the guise of pushing for journalistic reform and anti-censorship in gaming, GamerGate has targeted prominent women critics and designers like Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu and Leigh Alexander with a relentless campaign of threats and harassment.” —Rolling Stone Magazine

This Is Not a Game: How SXSW Turned GamerGate Abuse Into a Spectator Sport

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Read the embedded article by Arthur Chu on SXSW using Gamergate harassment as an excuse to cancel an anti-harassment panel, and other fuckery: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/10/27/this-is-not-a-game-how-sxsw-turned-gamergate-abuse-into-a-spectator-sport.html

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Under the guise of pushing for journalistic reform and anti-censorship in gaming, GamerGate has targeted prominent women critics and designers like Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu and Leigh Alexander with a relentless campaign of threats and harassment.” —Rolling Stone Magazine

Signal Boost – GG attacks SXSW panels on online safety, harassment, and VR

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Read the embedded call for help against Gamergate’s downvoting brigade of South by Southwest (SXSW) panels that discuss online safety, or simply include people they don’t like:
https://jwernimont.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/signal-boost-gg-attacks-sxsw-panels-on-online-safety-harassment-and-vr/

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Under the guise of pushing for journalistic reform and anti-censorship in gaming, GamerGate has targeted prominent women critics and designers like Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu and Leigh Alexander with a relentless campaign of threats and harassment.” —Rolling Stone Magazine