The Stream Queens Provide Safe Spaces for Queer Gamers

Contrary to the stereotypical gamer profile (cisgender white men), the Stream Queens are drag artists. Elixa, a current member of the aforementioned troupe, experienced a fair share of internet trolling and cyber-attacks (online gaming and streaming have longstanding issues with misogyny, slur usage and harassment), but stepping back from platforms like Twitch was not an option. “I thought of my community and how much of …

How League of Legends is Ending Online Harassment

Women are nearly the majority demographic in the world of gaming, but that hasn’t dampened the amount of offensive comments thrown their way. To help put an end to online gaming hate in general, League of Legends (LoL)—the world’s most played game—has turned to artificial intelligence. After learning what types of actions or comments were deemed abusive by its players, LoL put “machine learning” to …