Gamergate pitted 2 sides against the other. Which was right and which was wrong?
That depends on your politics and tolerance for abuse. Both sides employed/deployed bots, trolls and abuse mobs.
Where are they now?
The Women of Gamergate:
The tech CEO and public speaker, former journalist, ran for Congress on a progressive ticket and had an impressive showing (starting from essentially zero) and is building her base for a 2020 run.
Anita continues her work at Feminist Frequency with a podcast & social advocacy. She wrote a book and continues her public speaking career.
The artist/programmer/social advocate is now involved in the comic book industry with DC Comics. Something tells me the character is based on someone we know.
Randi Lee Harper:
Randi, according to journalist Jesse Singal, has silenced marginalized communities (LGBT) with her blocking and autoblocker bot.
Randi herself knew that is a bad strategy to cut off people from their support networks but did it to LGBT advocates purposefully.
Randi has also been called out for this silencing on Twitter where she remains free to troll others.
The Pro Gamergate Side. Such as It Is:
Proprietor of a muckraking site, The Ralph Retort, Ralph has returned to limited podcasting after being released from prison. He served time for assaulting law enforcement.
Ethan Ralph is a frequent guest on white nationalist podcasts such as Red Ice.
Ethan Ralph’s political editor Lane Davis shot his own father to death (called him a nazi) and is serving time in prison.
Ralph now spends his time tweeting people about being a convicted felon and suggesting they self harm.
Mike Ma: Breitbart Journalist Mike Ma was suspended by twitter for abuse and disappeared into the void never to be heard from again. We think he’s “Admin” on Dangerous but who cares?
His Vines were funny but he was a bully. C’est la vie.
As to a harassment mob leader leading a “war on harassment.”
Republican Randi Lee Harper’s worrying should have informed her behaviors better.