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Jail sentences for online abusers could be increased

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling says he wants those found guilty of sending abusive online messages to spend up to two years in jail. The BBC reports that proposed amendment to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill would quadruple the current maximum six month term and hand magistrates the power to …

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Global media rallies against #GamerGate misogyny

The world’s news outlets have finally started paying attention to #GamerGate and begun calling for action to be taken to stop its harassment of women. Outlets such as CNN, The Washington Post, Business Insider, Bloomberg, Forbes and New Statesman have lined up to decry its actions in the last 48 …

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‘Massacre’ threat forces Sarkeesian to abandon public speaking event

Tropes vs Women creator Anita Sarkeesian has been subject to another death threat, causing her to cancel a planned public speaking event. Standard Examiner reports that she was due to talk at the Utah State University’s Center for Women and Gender later today until the organisers received an email threatening …

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Death threats force another female games developer to flee home

Developer Brianna Wu was this weekend forced to leave her home after she received death threats on Twitter. Wu is the creator of smartphone title Revolution 60 and head of development at Boston studio Giant Spacekat. She was targeted by members of the #GamerGate campaign, who also posted her personal …

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OPINION: Why have publishers remained silent over #GamerGate?

This last month has not been the most professionally inspiring for anyone who works in online games journalism. And while most normal humans who don’t have to spend the majority of their waking hours online may be largely unaware of the gritty details surrounding #GamerGate, if you’re in the industry …

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Games media’s confidence crisis

It seems like the dust is finally settling on the recent #gamergate scandal, but what longer-term effects could accusations of corruption have on games journalism as a whole? MCV asks Simon Parkin, Matt Lees and Keith Stuart… Will the recent events deter people from joining the industry? Matt Lees: It’s …

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