What is GamerGate?


Guests: Christopher Grant, Brianna Wu, and Noah Berlatsky

Since August, a group of video game enthusiasts has been waging a kind of cultural war aimed at journalists who review video games. At the same time, women who work in the industry have been victims of sexual harassment by the same gamers. It’s all part of an online scandal that falls under the hashtag “GamerGate.” To help us understand what it’s all about and what it means for the $21 billion video game industry we’ll speak with CHRISTOPHER GRANT, the editor-in-chief of Polygon, a site that specializes in gaming news and reviews. We’ll also be joined by BRIANNA WU, a software engineer and game developer who has been the target of GamerGate’s threats, and NOAH BERLATSKY, a contributing writer for The Atlantic.

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