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Driver in deadly SXSW crash found guilty of capital murder

AUSTIN -- The driver that sped through a crowded street during last year's SXSW music festival, killing four people and injuring more than 20 others, was found guilty of capital murder on Friday and sentenced to life in prison without parole.        

In reversal, SXSW plans online harassment summit

3 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Festival scrambles to recover from controversy over GamerGate, but latest announcement draws more criticism

SXSW reverses course, announces day-long online harassment summit after backlash

After initially cancelling two Gamergate-related panels, today SXSW reversed course and announced a full day of panel discussions on the topic of online harassment. “By canceling two sessions we sent an unintended message that SXSW not...Show More Summary

SXSW Convenes Online Harassment Event Following Uproar

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

SXSW Interactive faced controversy earlier this week for canceling two panels related to the issue of online harassment. Now the confab has decided to hold a full day of panel discussions on the topic.

SXSW festival will have online harassment event after all

NEW YORK (AP) — The SXSW Interactive festival says it is holding an "online harassment summit" after it was criticized for canceling two panels related to video games and online harassment. Both panels had been related to the onlineShow More Summary

SXSW announces online harassment summit

The festival has been castigated for canceling two session about video games and harassment        

SXSW, in About-Face, to Hold All-Day ‘Online Harassment Summit’

SXSW Interactive apologized Friday for canceling two panels on videogame culture, and said it will now hold a one-day "summit" on online harassment at its March 2016 conference.

SXSW may host an all-day conference on online harassment after cancelling 2 Gamergate shows

South by South West (SXSW) organisers are pondering an all-day event that focuses on online harassment after cancelling two panels on "GamerGate" that looked to tackle the issue, citing security concerns. Staff at SXSW pulled two panels yesterday, one of which was affiliated with the GamerGate movement. Show More Summary

Backlash Grows Over SXSW’s Canceled Video Game Panels

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

A day after SXSW Interactive canceled two video game panels related to the so-called GamerGate movement over threats of violence, two digital media organizations threatened to pull out of the tech conference.

BuzzFeed, Vox Media threaten to pull out of Texas tech fest SXSW

4 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Backlash after popular Interactive festival held in Austin, Texas, canceled two panels related to gaming and online harassment

SXSW hit with growing backlash after fest cancels panels over threats

Festival organizers canceled two video game panels after threats of violence.        

BuzzFeed to Withdraw From SXSW Over Canceled Anti-Harassment Gaming Panels

Tasneem Nashrulla, reporting for BuzzFeed: BuzzFeed plans to withdraw its participation from the South by Southwest Interactive festival after organizers decided to cancel two gaming and online harassment panels after receiving “numerous...Show More Summary

BuzzFeed could pull out of SXSW over gamer panels

NEW YORK (AP) — Popular online media site BuzzFeed says it may pull out of the SXSW Interactive festival held in Austin, Texas, after the festival canceled two panels related to gaming and online harassment, citing threats of violence. "Digital...Show More Summary

SXSW Cancellation of Videogame Culture Panels Sparks Backlash

SXSW Interactive's cancellation of two panels on videogame culture over threats of violence sparked a backlash Tuesday as a major media outlet threatened to pull its employees from the 2016 conference.

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