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#GamerGate: Misogyny or corruption in the gaming community?

Twitter users debate attitudes towards women and gamers.

Criticism of video games and gaming culture, for misogyny and other issues, is commonplace. But a counter trend alleging corruption and condescension in gaming media is now spreading through the hashtag #GamerGate. The hashtag has been used more than 189,000 times, as members of the gaming community debate what they call snobby attitudes of gaming journalists towards players.