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The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is Canada's public broadcaster. Created by an Act of Parliament in 1936, the government-owned company provides services in both of Canada's official languages, English and French. All told, the CBC operates two television networks, four radio networks, a cable television service, an international shortwave radio service and a commercial-free audio service. CBC operates approximately 100 radio and television stations across Canada.[1]


Involvement in Gamergate

On October 15, 2014, CBC News participated in the now failed StopGamerGate2014 hashtag campaign by tweeting "the internet has had enough of Gamergate." [2] On October 16, 2014 CBC apparently reconsidered their stance after a wave of pro GamerGate tweets they were supposedly setting up an interview with Jennie Bharaj,[3] no such interview has taken place as of this writing. On October 21 the CBC radio show Q did an interview with Brianna Wu and former host Jian Ghomeshi.[4]

On October 1, 2014, CBC ran a piece[5] on their community blog by John Bowman. On October 3, 2014, Bowman contacted Jennifer Dawe to conduct a "reaction" pre-interview to be followed up by another interview later, but the second interview was cancelled by his producers who were not interested in that "topic", despite running more pieces on GamerGate afterward. Bowman eventually released his pre-interview[6] on SoundCloud.

On May 7, 2015, CBC Ombudsman Pierre Tourangeau released his report on Mr. Laurence Tilmant-Rousseau aka @Mug33k's complaint regarding a GamerGate segment that appeared on the French radio show La sphère. He titled the report Professional Discretion: the Shifting Sands of Social Media[7].

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