SXSW Scrambles After Gamergate Misstep; Considers an All-Day Event Dedicating on Online Harrassment

SXSWAs I just reported, SXSW lost Buzzfeed as a sponsor when the festival canceled panels on violence against women because gamer-boys threatened violence against the women panelists.

Well, SXW just lost yet another sponsor:  Vox Media announced they would withdraw from the event if SXSW didn’t reinstate the panel.

Now, the festival is scrambling to backtrack and save face.

They just announced they are considering an all-day event that focuses primarily on combating online harassment.

An announcement could come before the end of the week.

I will continue to keep you updated as I learn more.

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