The problematic shitlords of GamerGate have struck again, exposing a dramatic drop in the quality of cultural critic Anita Sarkeesian’s Twitter following. The quality of Feminist Frequency’s followers now matches her arguments, say internet wags.
GamerGate has been a constant target of Ms. Sarkeesian’s tweets, videos, speaking engagements and fundraising activities since its inception in August 2014. At the same time, the consumer revolt against unethical games press and the incursion of authoritarian SJW politics into gaming has been Anita’s most vociferous critic. Gamers are still aghast atSarkeesian’s shoddy research methods and cherry-picked examples, as a recent video by Canadian supporter Margaret MacLennan illustrates.
The battle against GamerGate appears to have taken a toll on Sarkeesian’s Twitter following, according to statistics on TwitterAudit.com, a website whose tagline is, “Exposing Twitter fraud since 2012.”
TwitterAudit shows that in May of 2015, Anita had just over 286,000 followers, with a very good ratio of 87 per cent real followers. The current report shows Anita having 430,000 followers, a significant jump, but the quality ratio of 45 per cent is, as she would say,problematic.
She has lost more than 65,000 followers judged real, and picked up more than 200,000 accounts deemed fake. The primary result of this change is that Sarkeesian’s tweets do not have nearly the reach that her follower count would lead an observer to believe.