Wikipedia Claims ‘Attempted Coup’ at Capitol Was a Result of GamerGate

Wikipedia Claims ‘Attempted Coup’ at Capitol Was a Result of GamerGate


Earlier this year, the Wikipedia page on GamerGate, the anti-corruption movement in gaming, saw extensive updates about the “legacy” of the movement and associated controversies. These edits pushed claims that GamerGate, which Wikipedia labels a “harassment campaign” due to a years-long effort by left-wing editors, helped Donald Trump become President in 2016 and that the movement even contributed to what the page called an “attempted coup” at the Capitol on January 6.

Aside from the expansion of the “legacy” section, editors also gutted many details from the page that might generate sympathy or support for the movement, such as noting various death threats and bomb threats made against its supporters.

GamerGate began in August 2014 over allegations of corrupt practices involving left-wing video game journalists and developers. Some prominent developers and journalists criticized were women and thus the GamerGate movement challenging the corruption was branded a “misogynistic harassment

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