Cheryl Abbate, a philosophy graduate student who was recently targeted by a smear campaign and abuse and harassment, has written a really smart blog entry on the entire thing. There’s been plenty written on this lately, but the overwhelming focus on the GamerGate hate brigade has been taking up so much bandwidth that it feels like ages since we’ve seen that this kind of focusing of hate mobs on specific targets can come from other angles, too, and that these kinds of threats can come from the Fox News angle and on actual pieces of paper, not just from –chan and IRC based Twitter sealions.

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