The view from the other side: The border between controversial speech and harassment on Kotaku in Action

  title={The view from the other side: The border between controversial speech and harassment on Kotaku in Action},
  author={Shagun Jhaver and Larry Chan and Amy Bruckman},
In this paper, we use mixed methods to study a controversial Internet site: The Kotaku in Action (KiA) subreddit. Members of KiA are part of GamerGate, a distributed social movement. We present an emic account of what takes place on KiA: who are they, what are their goals and beliefs, and what rules do they follow. Members of GamerGate in general and KiA in particular have often been accused of harassment. However, KiA site policies explicitly prohibit such behavior, and members insist that… Expand

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