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  • Vultures circle GamerGate

    Vultures circle GamerGate

    The mainstream media finally discovered the Internet's latest subculture of hostile, cynical, easily-led youngsters. Matt Binder on the narcissists, grifters and creeps arriving in its wake.

    If you’re a supporter of #GamerGate, your life is surely full of disappointment right now. You have failed to convince the majority that GamerGate, a movement built on sexism and lies targeting women who develop and criticize games, is actually a call for “journalistic integrity in gaming journalism.

    On top of your failures to pull the wool over anyone's eyes but your own, your own heroes have forcefully come out against you. Joss Whedon? He has betrayed you. Wil Wheaton? He’s swallowed the blue pill. Felicia Day? She can’t be a case of “see, we can’t be misogynists, this one girl supports us!” Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood, Patton Oswalt, and countless other celebrity geek heroes have spoken out against GamerGate—and I’m not even getting into the big names in the video game industry who have come out against it.

    Who does support #GameGate? The heroes of GamerGate—the celebrities and writers and bloggers who’ve acted as its megaphone—are right-wing conservatives who saw an opportunity to attack feminists and advocates for social justice.

    If you were to call them the Anti-Justice League, most of GamerGate would take that name as a compliment. To them, the biggest enemy is the so-called social justice warrior. The SJWs--generally young, progressive women and their allies--are a fairly new foe for the hardcore gamer. But conservatives have long been seeking out battles with these online arch-nemeses.

    Adam Baldwin, the rare GamerGate hero with actual geek culture bona fides, has turned his faded Hollywood career into a libertarian clown show focused on Twitter's bottomless audience of sexist, homophobic toads: he coined the hashtag itself after the first wave of internet hatred broke on game developer Zoë Quinn's life.

    Milo Yiannopoulos, a columnist at Breitbart UK who weeks earlier ridiculed gamers as "weirdos in yellowing underpants" whose hobby was the key insight into spree-killer Elliot Rodger, was apologizing within days of GamerGate's inception--and ready with a stream of anti-feminist material to nurse its anger with.

    After threats of a "Montreal Massacre-style attack" were delivered to a state college hosting game critic Anita Sarkeesian, the mainstream media finally noticed GamerGate, bringing its hypocrisy to relentless public attention and opprobrium. The movement, shocked and awed and desperate, is now ready for a new breed of combatant: the grifter.

    Enter Mike Cernovich. Cernovich, the anti-bullying hero! Cerniovich, GamerGate’s newest hero. A bodybuilding lawyer from California who sells "Fit Juice" and Nietzsche quotes, he entered the fray presenting himself as an impartial advocate, challenging bullies in all walks of life. His wedge: Gawker writer Sam Biddle, who wrote a few sarcastic tweets, clearly intended ironically, about how the geeks who support GamerGate should themselves be bullied.

    Placing himself at the forefront of a campaign to demand that Gawker's advertisers drop support for the site, Cernovich ranged far and wide. Among those he steered Gamergate's rage toward was entrepreneur and blogger Anil Dash, who spent the weekend buried under a barrage of rage after pointing out that Cernovich's earnest crusade was self-promotional bullshit.

    Mike's also a big guy, so naturally he challenged Biddle to a boxing match for charity. For charity! How could this guy be bad?

    For one thing, he doesn’t care a thing about bullying. Like other right-wing vultures, he cares only about one thing: to take advantage of the sadsacks who support GamerGate.

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    Oh yeah and he’s a big ole’ bully himself.

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    In case you’re wondering what GamerGate’s anti-bullying hero thinks of women, here are just a few of his views on rape.

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    A new breed of GamerGater is in town. Less successful, so far, is Brandon Morse, a man who believes establishment Republican positions are "punk rock;" he's hanging tight to Mike.

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    What are these people actually getting out of GamerGate? They’re tapping a new, young audience, ignorant to the culture war and hopefully susceptible to tall tales about how the authoritarian left--feminists!--will take away their games. The right wing's future, perhaps... at least once those "yellowing underpants" are laundered.

    In reality, “the other side” is where their sisters, girlfriends and wives already are. Playing games and having fun, just like them—but simply wanting more than the same old sad adolescent tropes.

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    1. It's caused by a wanky regex I made to insert an ad in the middle of the article. If we forget to include the trigger text it looks for, it repeats the content instead.

      In other words...

      ... I successfully implemented the "now you have two problems" part of regular expressions.

    2. At this point, there really isn't much reason other than being willfully obtuse. The women who are getting death threats are not trying to pass laws to limit what content can and cannot be put in games, they are saying, "These tropes are getting tired, maybe developers could try to do better." And other people are agreeing.

      But there are people who can't tell that from censorship. And then there are people who are just looking for any excuse to attack women. Then there are people who do what they are told just as long as there is someone in a position of authority to tell them to do it. Then there are people who are so obsessed with the idea of fighting the good fight that they take any evidence against their position as evidence of a conspiracy against them.

      That's gamergate. I'm not sure which of those people you sympathize with. If anyone introduces a bill to control the content that can be put in video games, censoring content that would portrays women in a negative light and forcing developers to monitor and justify themselves, even if it has the Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian, Secret Feminist Cabal stamp of approval, I 100% promise you that we'll be here saying what a bad idea it is.

      In the real world.

    3. You were surprised by the anti-GG tone here after reading for ten years.

      Try reading the words next time.

    4. So fucking what? As I opined earlier, there are far far worthier targets for unethical journalism than the bloody games industry. Turn on the TV, or buy a newspaper at random and have a look for yourself.

    5. MBD says:

      I've found a way to improve on my previous research. By eliminating any tweet that carries both the #gamergate and #stopgamergate2014 hashtags, we can get a better idea of what gamergate actually spends its time talking about, one that's less muddied by anti-gamergate tweets.

      I've also expanded the search to include not only tweets with the full names of the "LWs" but also with just their first names or just their last names. I've also done this for the 20 journalists on this gamergate boycott list whose full names got the most mentions. To any who object that there are multiple people with the name Anita, for example, I'll say a couple of things:

      1) Few people who share any of these names are likely to get enough mentions to skew these numbers much. Adam Baldwin is the only one I saw that had a significant impact on any of the numbers and I accounted for him.
      2) I'm not looking for absolute numbers here but relative numbers: how often is x mentioned compared to y. I'm testing gamergate's hypothesis that their movement is focused on corruption scandals in games journalism. To prove this hypothesis it needs to be shown that gamergate spends more time talking about corruption scandals in games journalism than it does about other things, such as cultural issues. This means that relative numbers, not absolute numbers, are what matter. Any bump the "LWs" receive because of others with the same name should be offset by the fact that the journalists will also experience this same effect. (Subtotals for full name, first name only, and last name only are also provided so they can be easily compared).

      I have decided to look at tweets going back as far as topsy.com will allow: ones posted in the past 30 days.

      The Basics
      The estimated total number of gamergate tweets:
      #gamergate: 1,599,443
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014: 24,676
      [subtract the tweets that also feature the stopgamergate2014 hashtag to yield a net result]
      Net: 1,574,767

      For reference, the estimated total number of anti-gamergate tweets:
      #stopgamergate2014: 127,878

      Let's look first at how many mentions the "LWs" receive:
      #gamergate sarkeesian: 7029
      #gamergate #stopgamergate: 1021
      Net: 6008

      #gamergate anita: 13,793
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014: 1006
      Net: 12,787

      #gamergate anita sarkeesian: 5132
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 anita sarkeesian: 846
      Net: 4286

      [to avoid double counting subtract tweets that contain both "anita" and "sarkeesian"]
      Total: 14,509 (6008 + 12,787 - 4286)

      #gamergate wu: 9632
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 wu: 139
      Net: 9493

      #gamergate brianna: 6602
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 brianna: 107
      Net: 6495

      #gamergate brianna wu: 5006
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 brianna wu: 63
      Net: 4943
      Total: 11,045

      #gamergate quinn: 3665
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 quinn: 94
      Net: 3571

      #gamergate zoe: 4948
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 zoe: 90
      Net: 4858

      #gamergate zoe quinn: 2940
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 zoe quinn: 58
      Net: 2882
      Total 5547

      Now let's look at an actual journalist (falsely) accused of corruption::
      #gamergate grayson: 603
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 grayson: 4
      Net: 599

      #gamergate nathan: 530
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 nathan: 4
      Net: 526

      #gamergate nathan grayson: 456
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 nathan grayson: 4
      Net: 452
      Total: 673

      Zoe Quinn, the non-journalist, is mentioned eight times more frequently than Grayson, the journalist, despite the fact that they were the principal parties in the same incident. Furthermore, Zoe Quinn is the "LW" with the fewest mentions.

      Now let's look at an actual case of corruption:
      #gamergate mordor: 1292
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 mordor: 2
      Net: 1290

      #gamergate wb: 94
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 wb: 0
      Net: 94

      #gamergate warner: 131
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 warner: 0
      Net: 131

      Quinn is mentioned 3 times more frequently than the very real scandal involving Shadow of Mordor.

      How does the alleged corruption in Australian games journalism fare:
      #gamergate bethesda: 13
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 bethesda: 0
      Net: 13

      #gamergate mcv: 17
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014: 0
      Net: 17

      #gamergate ausgamers: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 ausgamers: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate ea australia: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 ea australia: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate game arena: 3
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 game arena: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate gameplanet: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 gamerplanet: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate joab gilroy: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014: joab gilroy: 0
      Net: 0

      Quinn is mentioned 180 times more frequently than these allegations.

      How do the Hernandez-Anthropy allegations fare:
      #gamergate anthropy: 9
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014: 0
      Net: 9

      #gamergate anna: 17
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 anna: 1
      Net: 16

      #gamergate anna anthropy: 7
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 anna anthropy: 0
      Net: 7
      Total: 18

      #gamergate hernandez: 240
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 hernandez: 0
      Net: 240

      #gamergate patricia: 207
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 patricia: 0
      Net: 207

      #gamergate patricia hernandez: 178
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 patricia hernandez: 0
      Net: 178
      Total: 269

      Quinn is mentioned 20 times more frequently..

      Even though it isn't a case of journalistic corruption, let's look at how the IGF/Indiecade allegations fare:
      #gamergate igf: 1939
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 igf: 2
      Net: 1937

      #gamergate indiecade: 581
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 indiecade: 0
      Net: 581

      Quinn is mentioned twice as often.

      How do the gamejournopros mailing list allegations fare:
      #gamergate mailing list: 1347
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 mailing list: 2
      Net: 1345

      #gamergate gamejournopros: 3071
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 gamerjournopros: 0
      Net: 3071

      #gamergate mailing list gamejournopros: 125
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 mailing list gamejournopros: 0
      Net: 125
      Total: 4291

      Getting closer to Quinn but she's still mentioned 29% more frequently (and it comes nowhere the near the mentions of Wu or Sarkeesian).

      Even though it has nothing to do with journalism, let's look at how DMCA abuse fares:
      #gamergate dmca: 231
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 dmca: 0
      Net: 231

      #gamergate takedown: 246
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 takedown: 0
      Net: 246

      #gamergate dmca takedown: 3
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 dmca takedown: 0
      Net: 3
      Total: 474

      Quinn is mentioned mentioned 11 times more frequently.

      For comparison, let's look at how frequently certain insults are used:
      #gamergate bitch: 982
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 bitch: 9
      Net: 973

      #gamergate slut: 797
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 slut: 9
      Net: 788

      #gamergate whore: 386
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 whore: 3
      Net: 383

      #gamergate cunt: 368
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 cunt: 0
      Net: 368

      #gamergate faggot: 329
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 faggot: 1
      Net: 328

      #gamergate fag: 47
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 fag: 0
      Net: 47

      "Bitch" and "slut" manage to beat DMCA abuse, the Hernandez-Anthropy allegations, the allegations of corruption in Australian journalism, and Nathan Grayson but are in turn beaten by the Shadow of Mordor scandal, the mailing list allegations, and the IGF/Indiecade allegations. This is the one comparison where the scales tilt toward a focus on journalism, and this represents a change from my last set of data. It's not from subtracting the anti-gamergate tweets because as you can see those are quite small numbers (~1%). It's caused by my switch from looking at the last 7 days to the looking at the last 30 days. If you take a quick and dirty look at the stats for the last 7 days you can see that the IGF/Indiecade allegations have receive about 201 tweets and the Shadow of Mordor scandal receives about 130 tweets, whereas "slut" receives 323 tweets and "bitch" receives 270. The focus of gamergate seems to be turning away from those scandals. There's also a slight uptick in "slut" and a slight drop in the mailing list allegations recently. It will be interesting to see where this goes.

      Let's also compare the figures for SJW (social justice warrior):
      #gamergate sjw: 21,538
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 sjw: 65
      Net: 21,473

      Social justice warriors get mentioned 5 times more frequently than the most popular allegations (the ones involving the gamejournopros mailing list). For a movement purporting to be about conflicts of interest and lack of transparency in games journalism, gamergate sure talks about cultural issues a lot.

      Of the remaining 19 most mentioned journalists (Patricia Hernandez is shown above), only Leigh Alexander gets more mentions than Zoe Quinn but she is still mentioned less frequently than the other two "LWs." Brianna Wu is mentioned 42% more frequently and Anita Sarkeesian is mentioned 86% more frequently.

      #gamergate alexander: 5632
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 alexander: 11
      Net: 5621

      #gamergate leigh: 7385
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 leigh: 12
      Net: 7373

      #gamergate leigh alexander: 5205
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014: 11
      Net: 5194
      Total: 7800

      #gamergate faraci: 1106
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 faraci: 4
      Net: 1102

      #gamergate devin: 1200
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 devin: 4
      Net: 1996

      #gamergate devin faraci: 685
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 devin faraci: 4
      Net: 681
      Total: 2417

      #gamergate kuchera: 1961
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 kuchera: 4
      Net: 1957

      #gamergate ben: 1987
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 ben: 38
      Net: 1949

      #gamergate ben kuchera: 1518
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 ben kuchera: 4
      Net: 1514
      Total: 2392

      #gamergate cheong: 1935
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 cheong: 3
      Net: 1932

      #gamergate ian: 1732
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 ian: 3
      Net: 1729

      #gamergate ian cheong: 1318
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 ian cheong: 3
      Net: 1315
      Total: 2346

      #gamergate lees: 895
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 lees: 0
      Net: 895

      #gamergate matt: 1263
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 matt: 14
      Net: 1249

      #gamergate matt lees: 741
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 matt lees: 0
      Net: 741
      Total: 1417

      #gamergate tito: 350
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 tito: 0
      Net: 350

      #gamergate greg: 1256
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 greg: 0
      Net: 1256

      #gamergate greg tito: 229
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 greg tito: 0
      Net: 229
      Total: 1377

      #gamergate fish: 1120
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 fish: 10
      Net: 1110

      #gamergate phil: 1056
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 phil: 8
      Net: 1048

      #gamergate phil fish: 949
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 phil fish: 8
      Net: 941
      Total: 1217

      #gamergate chu: 685
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 chu: 0
      Net: 685

      #gamergate arthur: 846
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 arthur: 19
      Net: 827

      #gamergate arthur chu: 434
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014: 0
      Net: 434
      Total: 1078

      #gamergate sterling: 711
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 sterling: 6
      Net: 705

      #gamergate jim: 845
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 jim: 1
      Net: 844

      #gamergate jim sterling: 514
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 jim sterling: 0
      Net: 514
      Total: 1035

      #gamergate walker: 121
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 walker: 0
      Net: 121

      #gamergate john: 779
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 john: 1
      Net: 778

      #gamergate john walker: 100
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014: 0
      Net: 100
      Total: 799

      #gamergate chipman: 215
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 chipman: 0
      Net: 215

      #gamergate bob: 688
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 bob: 2
      Net: 686

      #gamergate bob chipman: 143
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 bob chipman: 0
      Net: 143
      Total: 758

      #gamergate totilo: 196
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 totilo: 0
      Net: 196

      #gamergate stephen: 640
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 stephen: 0
      Net: 640

      #gamergate stephen totilo: 94
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 stephen totilo: 0
      Net: 94
      Total: 742

      #gamergate sessler: 126
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 sessler: 0
      Net: 126

      #gamergate adam: 1637
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 adam: 34
      [most of these are Adam Baldwin so let's trim some more]
      #gamergate adam baldwin: 1294
      Net: 343

      #gamergate adam sessler: 74
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 adam sessler: 0
      Net: 74
      Total: 395

      #gamergate plante: 85
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 plante: 0
      Net: 85

      #gamergate chris: 325
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 chris: 0
      Net: 325

      #gamergate chris plante: 83
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 chris plante: 0
      Net: 83
      Total: 327

      #gamergate north: 254
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 north: 1
      Net: 253

      #gamergate dale: 171
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 dale: 0
      Net: 171

      #gamergate dale north: 111
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 dale north: 0
      Net: 111
      Total: 313

      #gamergate allen: 228
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 allen: 0
      Net: 223

      #gamergate samantha: 202
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 samantha: 0
      Net: 202

      #gamergate samantha allen: 194
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 samantha allen: 0
      Net: 194
      Total: 231

      #gamergate ismail: 120
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 ismail: 0
      Net: 120

      #gamergate rami: 206
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 rami: 0
      Net: 206

      #gamergate rami ismail: 120
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 rami ismail: 0
      Net: 120
      Total: 206

      #gamergate marcotte: 97
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 marcotte: 0
      Net: 97

      #gamergate amanda: 134
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 amanda: 0
      Net: 134

      #gamergate amanda marcotte: 87
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 amanda marcotte: 0
      Net: 87
      Total: 144

      Once again, for the sake of completeness, I've researched everything else on that gamergate boycott list.

      #gamergate dennis scimeca: 31
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 dennis scimeca: 0
      Net: 31

      #gamergate patrick o'rourke: 26
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 patrick o'rourke: 0
      Net: 26

      #gamergate tadhg kelly: 22
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 tadhg kelly: 0
      Net: 22

      #gamergate luke mckinney: 20
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 luke mckinney: 0
      Net: 20

      #gamergate devin wilson: 19
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 devin wilson: 0
      Net: 19

      #gamergate kevin vanord: 18
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 kevin vanord: 0
      Net: 18

      #gamergate colin campbell: 14
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 colin campbell: 0
      Net: 14

      #gamergate simon parkin: 13
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 simon parkin: 0
      Net: 13

      #gamergate casey johnston: 6
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014: 0
      Net: 6

      #gamergate dan golding: 5
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 dan golding: 0
      Net: 5

      #gamergate tom hatfield: 5
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 tom hatfield: 0
      Net: 5

      #gamergate luke plunkett: 5
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 luke plunkett: 0
      Net: 5

      #gamergate tauriq moosa: 1
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014: 0
      Net: 1

      #gamergate zoya street: 4
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 zoya street: 0
      Net: 4

      #gamergate paul tassi: 4
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 paul tassi: 0
      Net: 4

      #gamergate joseph bernstein: 1
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 joseph bernstein: 0
      Net: 1

      #gamergate jonathan holmes: 1
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 jonathan holmes: 0
      Net: 1

      #gamergate garrett martin: 1
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 garrett martin: 0
      Net: 1

      #gamergate callie beusman: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 callie beusman: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate victoria mcnally: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 victoria mcnally: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate anna minard: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 anna minard: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate jack smith: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 jack smith: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate devin bell: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 devin bell: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate tim colwill: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 tim colwill: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate mitch dyer: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 mitch dyer: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate cara ellison: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 cara ellison: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate fruzsina eördögh: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 fruzsina eördögh: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate edwin evans-thirwill: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 edwin evans-thirwill: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate sarah gray: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 sarah gray: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate britt hayes: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 britt hayes: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate jon hicks: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 jon hicks: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate mark hill: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 mark hill: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate david hollingworth: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 david hollingworth: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate jeff klima: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 jeff klima: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate ross lincoln: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 ross lincoln: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate keza mcdonald: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 keza mcdonald: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate darren nakamura: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 darren nakamura: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate christian nutt: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 christian nutt: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate mike pearl: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 mike pearl: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate aja romano: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 aja romano: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate jim rossignol: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 jim rossignol: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate samit sarkar: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 samit sarkar: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate dan seitz: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 dan seitz: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate joe skrebels: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 joe skrebels: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate aoife wilson: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 aoife wilson: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate josh wirtanen: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 josh wirtanen: 0
      Net: 0

      Game Developers:
      #gamergate robin arnott: 13
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 robin arnott: 0
      Net: 13

      #gamergate joshua boggs: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 joshua boggs: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate brandon mccartin: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 brandon mccartin: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate kyle pulver: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 kyle pulver: 0
      Net: 0

      Publicist:
      #gamergate maya kramer: 9
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 maya kramer: 0
      Net: 9

      Cartoonist:
      #gamergate tom preston: 198
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 tom preston: 0
      Net: 198

      Organizations, etc.:
      #gamergate gawker: 14,248
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 gawker: 56
      Net: 14,192

      #gamergate gamasutra: 8779
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 gamasutra: 9
      Net: 8770

      #gamergate kotaku: 7959
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 kotaku: 58
      Net: 7901

      #gamergate 4chan: 8059
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 4chan: 75
      Net: 7984

      #gamergate polygon: 7892
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 polygon: 33
      Net: 7859

      #gamergate escapist: 3296
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 escapist: 3
      Net: 3293

      #gamergate verge: 3099
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 verge: 0
      Net: 3099

      #gamergate digra: 2486
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 digra: 1
      Net: 2485

      #gamergate destructoid: 2097
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 destructoid: 2
      Net: 2095

      #gamergate silverstring: 1549
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 silverstring: 1
      Net: 1548

      #gamergate neogaf: 1548
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014: 22
      Net: 1526

      #gamergate xoxo: 1309
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 xoxo: 0
      Net: 1309

      #gamergate cracked: 1146
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 cracked: 0
      Net: 1146

      #gamergate vice: 1122
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 vice: 2
      Net: 1120

      #gamergate ign: 971
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 ign: 13
      Net: 958

      #gamergate rock paper shotgun: 281
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 rock paper shotgun: 0
      Net: 281

      #gamergate rps: 516
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 rps: 5
      Net: 511
      Total: 763

      #gamergate techcrunch: 767
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 techcrunch: 5
      Net: 762

      #gamergate pcgamer: 611
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 pcgamer: 0
      Net: 611

      #gamergate deadspin: 533
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 deadspin: 6
      Net: 527

      #gamergate something awful: 552
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 something awful: 42
      Net: 510

      #gamergate buzzfeed: 346
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 buzzfeed: 5
      Net: 341

      #gamergate gameranx: 337
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 gameranx: 0
      Net: 337

      #gamergate gamespot: 334
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 gamespot: 6
      Net: 328

      #gamergate ars technica: 252
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 ars technica: 0
      Net: 252

      #gamergate mic: 344
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 mic: 1
      #gamergate mic drop: 43
      #gamergate mic drops: 88
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 mic drop: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 mic drops: 0
      [Since there seem to be a lot "drops the mic" type statements let's trim]
      Net: 213
      #gamergate pax: 164
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 pax: 0
      Net: 164

      #gamergate child's play: 130
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 child's play: 0
      Net: 130

      #gamergate wired: 118
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 wired: 0
      Net: 118

      #gamergate daily dot: 111
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 daily dot: 0
      Net: 111

      #gamergate rationalwiki: 92
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 rationalwiki: 0
      Net: 92

      #gamergate salon: 83
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 salon: 0
      Net: 83

      #gamergate new yorker: 80
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 new yorker: 0
      Net: 80

      #gamergate polytron: 69
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 polytron: 0
      Net: 69

      #gamergate motherboard: 68
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 motherboard: 0
      Net: 68

      #gamergate xbox 360: 32
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 xbox 360: 0
      Net: 32

      #gamergate tvtropes: 28
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 tvtropes: 0
      Net: 28

      #gamergate mary sue: 20
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 mary sue: 1
      Net: 19

      #gamergate gizmodo: 17
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 gizmodo: 0
      Net: 17

      #gamergate valleywag: 14
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 valleywag: 0
      Net: 14

      #gamergate badass digest: 34
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 badass digest: 0
      Net: 14

      #gamergate rebel jam: 12
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 rebel jam: 0
      Net: 12

      #gamergate screamer: 10
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 screamer: 0
      Net: 10

      #gamergate fullbright: 8
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 fullbright: 0
      Net: 8

      #gamergate agency for games: 7
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 agency for games: 0
      Net: 7

      #gamergate jalopnik: 4
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 jalopnik: 0
      Net: 4

      #gamergate xojane: 4
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 xojane: 0
      Net: 4

      #gamergate critical proximity: 3
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 critical proximity: 0
      Net: 3

      #gamergate raw story: 3
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 raw story: 0
      Net: 3

      #gamergate defamer: 2
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 defamer: 0
      Net: 2

      #gamergate geek party: 2
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 geek party: 0
      Net: 2

      #gamergate io9: 2
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 io9: 0
      Net: 2

      #gamergate lifehacker: 2
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 lifehacker: 0
      Net: 2

      #gamergate comics alliance: 1
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 comics alliance: 0
      Net: 1

      #gamergate nerdlove: 1
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 nerdlove: 0
      Net: 1

      #gamergate daily beast: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 daily beast: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate border house: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 border house: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate cink: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 cink: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate concourse: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 concourse: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate game gate news: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 game gate news: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate game on net: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014: game on net: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate idle thumbs: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 idle thumbs: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate loveshack: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 loveshack: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate new media rockstars: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 new media rockstars: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate paste magazine: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 paste magazine: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate pc authority: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 pc authority: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate rllmukforum: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 rullmukforum: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate sploid: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 sploid: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate total xbox: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 total xbox: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate truck yeah: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 truck yeah: 0
      Net: 0

      #gamergate uproxx: 0
      #gamergate #stopgamergate2014 uproxx: 0
      Net: 0

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