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A huge movement surrounding a sex scandal, bias in video game journalism, and the want for more transparency within said journalism.
It then proceeded somehow to turn into a mess of Social Justice, harassment and pointless hatred.
Bibilo Bupkins: Hey guys, you hear of this #GamerGate thing going on?

SOOPAHGAEMER2000: WE DIDNT POST LOLI TA ANITA

Karl32: Ignore him, just another shill. Bibilo, are you familiar with Rationality? Use it.

super hipster girrrl: You guys are all harassing, misogynistic, scum. See? Prominent figure XYZ said so! And look at this proof here I found on a tumblr blog! Obviously you are all part of the 4chan Illuminati scheming to drive women out of games. smh. blocked.

Karl32: super hipster girrrl, you're wrong because look at this evidence which I found on the IRC chat that outlines why article K is incorrect and thus biased.

kekrguy1987: DONT LISTEN TO SHILL! JOIN US ON /V/ AND THE IRC HERE: <URL>

oldcrow: Karl, you are a delusional patriarchal scout from the MRA. Hahaha I pity you.

Karl32: Care to give any basing for that statement? Ohwait you can't, you fucking SJW.

oldcrow: well its not like you have anything better say. lol, yousad pie of trash, go fuck yourself, lol

Karl32: Sticks and stones, crow. you still have nothing to refute that statement making you WRONG!HA! You're WEAK

Jimbo the Rimbo: LATEST NEWS ON #GAMERGATE! WE TOOK DOWN ANOTHER SITE! GOOD WORK COMRADES! KEEP UP THE WORK!

BobtheJournalist1: ALL GAMERS are just little CRYbabies!! Just read my latest article, "#GamerGate is Dead now. Really it is". <URL>

Bilbo Bupkins: WTF is going on?!
by Derpen September 12, 2014
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GamerGate is a hashtag that started on twitter originally about the integrity of gaming journalism with the sparking controversy coming from a website called Kotaku. The hashtag went through two changes after it was started. First a small group of people from the origin or first group made up of mostly feminists (those that are a part of Feminism, left the idea and changed it to be about supposed sexism and racism in videogames. This prompted multiple gamers to get upset on the internet. Since gamers tend to use the internet, the internet is anonymous and a lot of people who use the internet tend to give empty threats when provoked, Anita Sarkeesian was verifiably given a false bomb threat targeting her upcoming event which was promptly cancelled. This event caused a small portion of the previously mentioned second group the spark required to start stereotyping gamers as a backlash against what happened to Anita Sarkeesian.

The first group is the #GamerGate group, wherein the consumers (gamers) revolt against their product reviewers in mass, and advocate for change using #GamerGate, or advocate for the status quo, using #StopGamerGate. The second group doesn't understand what's happening and just calls all people who use #GamerGate horrible women haters. The third group hates gamers and uses #StopGamerGate to indicate as much, whereas those who don't agree much like the first group use #GamerGate.
Gamer: "Game reviews are so corrupt and we should change it #GamerGate"
Feminist: "Gamers are woman haters #StopGamerGate"
Celebrity: "Gamers are stupid basement dwellers #StopGamerGate"
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by NoBias82 June 05, 2017
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