Apr 6, 2022 • 33M

Getting GamerGated

How online harm derives from the same misogynistic source

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Jim Stewartson
Dispatches from the MindWar: A podcast about psyops, cults and the dark operations that enforce malicious narratives.
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Here’s some background on this episode and how so much of the harm we see comes from a generation trained by the misogynistic cult GamerGate — including its predecessors and descendants — which spanned political ideologies.

Many of the people attacking me and my friends were pulled into this sadistic movement a long time ago and learned to derive pleasure and profit from tearing strangers’ lives apart — and spreading disinformation to protect themselves.

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Work in progress. This will be a longer piece so I wanted to make the draft available to my paid subscribers if anyone is interested in what I’m working on. I’ll be updating this frequently until it’s done. GamerGate: the ultimate “red pill” A decade ago, in 2012, the infamously misogynistic and toxic “r/RedPill” was started on Reddit which was focused on …
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