Mike Diver

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Mike Diver

Vice, Editor

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Sensationalism

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Sensationalist article, with clickbait headline “Where were you when the man who made ‘Minecraft’ had a mansplaining meltdown?”, about a few tweets where Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson opinated on the term “mansplaining”, replied mockingly to some critics and responded to some insults in tone. In the article, Notch is is criticized for his gendered insults despite the fact that he’s replying to similar insults from a doxing-involved troll, the politicized and controversial term “mansplaining” is described as a “very real phenomenon”, and there’s no mention of non-native English speaker Notch’s clarification about his choice of words. The article is part of a small media blitz against Notch that was heavily criticized by a large number of different sources.

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Date

2016 May 23

Filed

2016 Jun 08

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