BuzzFeed returns to SXSW lineup following on-line harassment fiasco
BuzzFeed stated it will solely come again to the South by Southwest pageant panel roster if organizers put on-line harassment again on the agenda, and it is making good on its phrase. The online agency tells Recode that it is returning to SXSW 2016’s lineup now that the occasion has instituted a day-lengthy On-line Harassment Summit. The SXSW staff has “moved in the appropriate path,” BuzzFeed says. There isn’t any phrase but on whether or not or not fellow abstainer Vox Media is returning, though it will not be shocking if the web writer follows go well with.
The return theoretically ends a brief however fierce drama that SXSW had been making an attempt to keep away from. It cancelled anti- and professional-GamerGate panels in a bid to counter threats of violence, however many felt this despatched the fallacious message — that bullying was an efficient approach to silence any criticism, particularly from harassment victims. It is too quickly to say whether or not or not the summit is an enchancment, however it ought to no less than return the main target to the problems the panels have been meant to debate.
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