After several months (if not years) of absence from 8chan and making cryptic comments about some mysterious new OP I had planned on social media, I've finally managed to gather enough preliminary information to tell you guys what I've been up to.
A QUICK RUNDOWN OF GAMERGATE'S BATTLE WITH THE CBC (CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Summary of the past four years of drama:
- In November 2014, I filed a complaint with the CBC Ombudsman concerning a news segment they did on GamerGate and eventually went all the way to the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) to ask them to investigate.
- After the filing of numerous additional complaints about each new hit piece that came out, the CBC Ombudsman eventually decided to unofficially classify me as something akin to a "vexatious complainant" in July 2015 and ignore me from then on, saying that "[their] answer will be the same as it has been in the past". Way to show an open mind and willingness to reevaluate your position in light of new evidence like a proper journalist, Enkin. Pierre Tourangeau, her counterpart at the French-Canadian version of the CBC, Radio-Canada, did something similar to a friend associate of mine Mug33k while essentially accusing him of trying to weaponize the office of the ombudsman.
- December 2015, the CRTC closed GamerGate's case, having coming to the conclusion that the CBC "did not violate their existing regulatory policy framework". However, the director of social and consumer policy, Nanao Kachi, immediately opened a new case on GamerGate's behalf, asking the CBC to address all of the allegations information that I'd submitted to them up until that point in time. The CBC, however, despite numerous pokes and prods over the next two and a half years or so, refused to respond or even acknowledge receipt of the complaint, thus not only snubbing me but also thumbing their nose at the CRTC, which is part of the CANADIAN GOVERNMENT.
Flash forward to February 2018.
After theee years of not being able to give me any definitive answers, one of our caseworkers at the CRTC finally managed to unravel some of the red tape and informed me that the CBC apparently couldn't ignore me indefinitely and would need to address all outstanding complaints by the time their broadcasting license was up for renewal, which, as it turns out, is currently set to expire on August 31, 2019, just a few days after GamerGate's fifth anniversary. In a follow-up e-mail late last week, I was provided with some additional information,. While I haven't had a chance to sit down to read through everything yet, here're a few points of interest so far:
- The proceeding for the CBC's broadcast license renewal will be public (which is unsurprising, considering that the CBC is a crown corporation, i.e. a state-owned enterprise funded by a billion dollars in taxpayer money annually) and likely take place in September 2019.
- Public participation is encouraged, meaning that ordinary Canadian citizens, either as part of a group or as individuals, can submit comments, concerns, complaints, suggestions, etc. in the form of interventions.
- submitting studies, with a probable deadline of mid-July 2019.
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