Gamergate, the Wile E. Coyote of internet attack groups, has been busy dogpiling Intel via their twitter account. Intel has announced that it's providing $300 million to increase diversity in the technology industry.
In and of itself this probably wouldn't have drawn much attention from gamergate, but Intel, in it's list of partners in the project, included Feminist Frequency, the project of Anita Sarkeesian, an Arch-Demon in gamergate's pantheon of demons.
Any sane, mature, movement, with a modicum of self control would have just kept quiet, especially since previous attacks on Sarkeesian had resulted in an enormous increase in contributions to her crowd-funding account. But gamergate is not just any movement. It immediately ran in three different directions, careened around in circles, and converged on Intel's twitter account, colliding like the Three Stooges.
While some of the tweets seem as though they are written by sane adults, many of them have that special gamergate enraged-fourteen-year-old-male spirit we've all come to know and love.
This is no different from other gamergate craziness. But I want to express my sympathy for one particular person: the poor soul who is monitoring the Intel twitter account. Can you imagine having to spend all day reading angry rants, impotent threats, wild and elaborate conspiracy theories unfolding in multiple tweets, not to mention "sealioning"?
So, beleaguered Intel social media person, keep your spirits up. It will blow over, and the gamergaters, like a chaotic swarm of angry hornets, will lose interest and move on to another target soon. My suggestion to you is that you put on earphones, and listen to the Looney Tunes theme. Then the crazy tweets will make you smile.