Review: "Don't Read The Comments" is a delightful YA antidote to GamerGate

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/01/16/review-dont-read-the-comm.html

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What did I just tell you?

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I’m reading the comments right now

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I’m suprised that a book about Trolling doesn’t have “high stakes”? Given the real life effects of Trolling on its victims I’d have thought that the stakes could be through the roof.

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that’s realistic, because these are teenagers, for whom everything does feel the end of the world

NO, NOT BLACK LEAF! NO, NO! I’M GOING TO DIE!

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I was all set to deliver on a concise, informative, and entertaining comment, but since this comment thread probably won’t be read, I don’t want to put in the effort…

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I mean, were there any instances of Gamergate doxing or threatening any PoC? The only documented campaigns I can find evidence for were them emailing the FTC, organizing a couple of feminist and anti-bullying charity drives, and petitioning that editors make disclosures like the ones in this article.

Thanks! By the way

By the way, you’re welcome!

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