actual discussions of ethics in journalism
The Society of Professional Journalists tried to celebrate ethics week with a Twitter discussion; unfortunately #GamerGate, always eager to latch onto anything involving the keywords “journalism” and “ethics”, pretty much immediately ruined it by flooding it with complaints about the Boston Magazine piece, Kotaku, Polygon, Anita Sarkeesian (who is, I should note, a critic, not a journalist), the Blockbot, and all of their other hobby horses.
Some of you may remember the last time they flooded an unrelated hashtag for the Game Developers Conference and drove a bunch of people to start using the autoblocker just so they could separate actual conversations from GG’s spam.
Anyway, here’s a small selection of their tweets that I grabbed so you can see what exactly they’re using to spam. Oh, and if you want to install the autoblocker, it’s hella easy and can make a huge difference if you want a peaceful Twitter experience.