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Controversy after female Overwatch player is revealed to be an imposter

Five years after Gamergate, a new controversy is shaking up the gaming world. Journalist Kate Gray tells us more about this story.
Overwatch is an online multiplayer game. (Blizzard Entertainment)
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Five years ago, Gamergate was making headlines as female gamers faced abusive online messages, threats of sexual violence and doxxing.

Now, there's a new controversy shaking up the gaming world, which paints a picture of what's changed for female gamers and what hasn't. It has to do with the video game Overwatch and a mysterious player named Ellie. 

Kate Gray is a journalist who writes about video games for the website Kotaku. She joins Tom Power live from Montreal to tell us more about this story.

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