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Cyberpunk 2077 devs doxed, harassed after misuse of trans* hashtag #WontBeErased Lack of reverence for sacred hashtags will not be tolerated. Game journalists now join the doxing and harassment campaign against Polish game studio CD Projekt Red.

66 Comments | Ian Miles Cheong

It’s no secret — social justice activists in the gaming community form brigades to pressure gaming studios into firing employees that they deem guilty of wrongthink. All it takes is one bad tweet, one errant comment, a dismissive gesture, or a harmless joke to trigger a crusade to ruin the…

Reddit quarantines 25+ communities, more to come

22 Comments | swack

“On a platform as open and diverse as Reddit, there will sometimes be communities that, while not prohibited by the Content Policy, average redditors may nevertheless find highly offensive or upsetting,” reads the September 27 announcement by Reddit administrator landoflobsters. In it, he explains that policies on “quarantining” subreddits have…

Linux developers threaten to pull “kill switch”

621 Comments | swack

Update (September 24): new response from Richard M. Stallman, and Eric S. Raymond (ESR) says the license revocation “threat has teeth.” Linux powers the internet, the Android in your pocket, and perhaps even some of your household appliances. A controversy over politics is now seeing some of its developers threatening…

Tariq Nasheed: hurricane rescue crews conspire to mass murder black people

13 Comments | swack

Prominent liberal thought leader and filmmaker Tariq Nasheed has a unique take on Hurricane Florence: white rescue crews, triggered by a racist hand signal sent over the TV, are secretly rounding up and killing black people during disasters. Archive: http://archive.is/xmd6z The theory was laid out in a Sep 16 thread…

Congratulations #MeToo… You’ve made women employees radioactive

10 Comments | Anonymous

This open letter about the consequences of the #MeToo movement was posted to LinkedIn on June 11th — archive: https://archive.fo/y3dQi — and quickly went viral. An outrage campaign, helped in no small part by journalists, got it deleted. We bring it back from the dead. Congratulations #Metoo…You’ve Made Women Employees…

Reddit crowdfunds AM/WF porno to trigger 4chan — and it’s working

133 Comments | swack

UPDATE: Interesting new twist to this story, which appears to have backfired on the subreddit. Updates posted in bold text down below. Revenge porn just took on a new meaning. Subreddit /r/aznidentity has successfully crowdfunded and produced a custom Asian Male-White Female (AM/WF) porn shoot to strike back at 4chan…

These technologies will end racism in our lifetime

27 Comments | swack

Racism has plagued humanity forever, or at least since we came across neanderthals in some god-awful primeval forest 60,000 years ago and promptly wiped them out for looking different. It maims, it hurts, it kills. And when the YouTube comment section is one long whitesplaining diarrhea streak derailing the vital…