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Anti-GamerGate activists threatened to blow up my mom

My mom was at an awards ceremony tonight for journalists in Miami. She was one of the first women in news radio in the South, a Pulitzer Prize nominee and a staunch feminist. So you can imagine my surprise when she told me that this afternoon she was escorted out of the awards ceremony after a series of not one or two but FIVE bomb threats were called in to the venue [ EDIT : some people are saying it was up to ten ]. The bomb threats weren't called in by ISIS or Al Qaeda or white supremacist militias. Apparently the threats were called in by anti-GamerGate activists. I guess somewhere in the same building was an event called SPJ AirPlay , which was targeted. Someone threatened to explode my mom over video games . This is my mom. I think she played Angry Birds once. I have to admit I am not very familiar with GamerGate. I guess it has something to do with a couple breaking up very publicly and a nasty blog post accusing video game critics of some sort of malfeasance? An