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With the rise of fantasy and sci-fi, geek culture is now mainstream. Yet trailing its success has come vicious infighting amongst fans. ‘Gamergate’ moved quickly from a dispute between game developers and journalists to a row over gamers’ attitudes towards women. Dr Matt Taylor’s choice of a bawdy shirt overshadowed his work in landing the Philae lander on a comet. The rise of social media has led to ‘calling people out’, harnessing the power of public shaming. ‘Social Justice Warriors’ have provoked sub-cultures such as ‘Sad Puppies’, who reject perceived politically correct orthodoxies. How are the frontlines of the culture wars changing?
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digital editor, Prospect
Dr Maren Thom
researcher, film, Queen Mary University of London
journalist; foreign correspondent, CS Monitor
technology editor, Breitbart
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