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Online at the witch trials: Zoe Quinn on Gamergate and overriding harassment.


They saw me as a symbol of people that didn't look or seem like them, entering an arena that they felt like was theirs. Which is profoundly sad because I ended up coming to games when I was younger because I needed somewhere else to be. I was going through some stuff, and games gave me a place where I could fail safely, game me problems I could actually solve, and gave me a community when I didn't have one.

Game developer Zoë Quinn discusses her experiences at the center of the viral harassment campaign Gamergate, and explains why our offline values - around data commodification, extremism and media exposure - need to catch up to the realities of a culture lived, and increasingly contested, in online spaces 

Zoë is author of Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate from PublicAffairs. Zoe is on a book tour right now.


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Zoe Quinn

Zoë Quinn is a videogame developer and founder of the Crash Override network.


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