PAX East 2014 – Why Internet Jerks Aren’t Going to Win, And You Can Help

The Internet is full of empowering tools, but who are we empowering? It feels like the most toxic voices have strangled our ability to have a conversation, and we’re now used to a world where death threats and harassment are both expected and tolerated. Giant Bomb news editor Patrick Klepek has reported and commented on the industry while dealing with major life traumas, including the death of his father and colleague Ryan Davis. Designer Zoe Quinn experienced waves of abuse—both on and off the Internet—while trying to get Depression Quest on Steam. Their experiences have given them much to ponder about how we digitally conduct ourselves. Both will present stories of the personal impact these moments had, and what we can do about them.

Panelists: Patrick Klepek [Senior Reporter, Twitter], Zoë Quinn [Writer, Website]

Source: Patrick Klepek

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