Not far from the current state of the debate. Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash

Fans Versus Critics

Analyzing the conflict between commentators and their audience

The biggest online feud isn’t between some random celebrities. It’s between critics and the unwashed masses, and it’s been building for years. In 2014 it peaked in the god-awful clown fiesta Gamergate, but even after that mess died down the mutual hostility never quite faded.

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