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Intel removes ads from Gamasutra after customer complaints

3 Oct , 2014  | by:

Rob Beschizza at Boing Boing reports that Intel has pulled advertising from the gaming publication site Gamasutra, after the site posted criticism of the GamerGate movement.

Beschizza writes that after Intel was “flooded” with complaints about Gamasutra’s critique of the GamerGate campaign, Intel’s spokesperson Bill Calder confirmed the decision. Calder:

“We take feedback from our customers very seriously especially as it relates to contextually relevant content and placements.”

Beschizza goes on to explain that the GamerGate movement, now infamous for the harassment and threats against Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn, also  “targeted journalists” critical of the GamerGate cause, including Leigh Alexander of Boing Boing.

One Response

  1. Fairly Balanced says:

    This mini-article seems a bit skewed. Yes, GamersGate supporters have committed harrassment. So have GamersGate detractors (including mailing somebody a syringe). I would hope that an Institute such as the III would be above one-sided reporting, particularly on such a complicated issue as GamersGate (although what the actual controversy was seems beyond the scope of this piece). Having done my own research, I believe the core issue of GamersGate (nepotic, insular, self-serving games journalists) has merit, even if some (not all) of its supporters have taken regrettable tactics.

    TL,DR: Both sides of the issue have their own share of jerks.

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