Your Call: Video game developer Zoe Quinn on winning the fight against online hate

Sep 27, 2017

We’ve done several shows about online sexism and trolls. What’s changed? Videogame developer and activist Zoe Quinn explores this question in her new book Crash Override: How Gamergate Nearly Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate.

Quinn writes about the backlash she received after her ex-boyfriend wrote a hateful blog post that went viral. Online mobs went after her. Rather than shut down her accounts, she started an online abuse crisis hotline. What can we do to protect our digital spaces? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guest:

Zoe Quinn, video game developer, activist, and author of Crash Override: How Gamergate Nearly Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate

Web Resources:

Public Affairs Books: CRASH OVERRIDE: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate

Crash Override Network: A crisis helpline, advocacy group and resource center for people who are experiencing online abuse

NPR: In 'Crash Override,' Zoe Quinn Shares Her Boss Battle Against Online Harassment

Wired: Gamergate Target Zoe Quinn Can Teach Us How to Fight Online Hate

YouTube: Zoe Quinn | Crash Override

BAY AREA EVENTS:

Kepler's Books | In Deep with Angie Coiro, Menlo Park, September 27th, Noon

The Brava Theater, SF, September 27th, 7pm

City Lights Bookstore, SF, September 28th, 7pm

Booksmith Bookstore, SF, October 5th, 7:30pm