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Intel Pulls Ads from Gamasutra Following Complaint Campaign by #GamerGate Supporters

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  • Intel Pulls Ads from Gamasutra Following Complaint Campaign by #GamerGate Supporters

    Intel has confirmed that they have pulled ads from gaming news site, Gamasutra, following a targeted pressure campaign from #GamerGate supporters. Bill Calder, an Intel spokesperson confirmed the news to Re/code.
    "Intel has pulled its advertising from website Gamasutra. We take feedback from our customers very seriously especially as it relates to contextually relevant content and placements."

    Yesterday, Gamasutra also confirmed the events that transpired.


    As noted, Intel was reportedly "flooded" with complaints from #GamerGate supporters who have constantly taken offense to Leigh Alexander's "'Gamers' don't have to be your audience. 'Gamers' are over" article. In the article, Alexander pushes for equality in video games and the gaming industry and condemns much of the sexist culture prevalent throughout the industry.

    The #GamerGate tag began when Adam Baldwin first used it in a late August Tweet to encourage the harassment of women in the gaming industry, namely Zoe Quinn. That campaign of harassment against women in the industry continues still to this day. The harassment is also against people, not just women, that don't agree with the #GamerGate methods or beliefs. The campaign to destroy the gaming sites that don't align with the #GamerGate beliefs also continues.
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