How an Online Mob Created a Playbook for a Culture War

The powerful lesson of a 5-year-old harassment campaign: how to wage a post-truth information war

New York Times Opinion
Aug 19 · 9 min read
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By Charlie Warzel

On August 15, 2014, an angry 20-something ex-boyfriend published a 9,425-word screed and set in motion a series of vile events that changed the way we fight online…

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