#Gamergate and The Fappening: How Reddit’s algorithm, governance, and culture support toxic technocultures

  title={#Gamergate and The Fappening: How Reddit’s algorithm, governance, and culture support toxic technocultures},
  author={Adrienne Massanari},
  journal={New Media & Society},
  pages={329 - 346}
  • Adrienne Massanari
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • New Media & Society
  • This article considers how the social-news and community site Reddit.com has become a hub for anti-feminist activism. Examining two recent cases of what are defined as “toxic technocultures” (#Gamergate and The Fappening), this work describes how Reddit’s design, algorithm, and platform politics implicitly support these kinds of cultures. In particular, this piece focuses on the ways in which Reddit’s karma point system, aggregation of material across subreddits, ease of subreddit and user… CONTINUE READING
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