SXSW has admitted that removing two gaming panels from its 2016 line up following threats of on-site violence being issued towards the festival was “not an appropriate response”.
In a blog post issued yesterday (30 October) SXSW said that it will now run a day-long Online Harassment Summit on 12 March during the festival next year where it will examine the topic.
“Earlier this week we made a mistake. By cancelling two sessions we sent an unintended message that SXSW not only tolerates online harassment but condones it, and for that we are truly sorry,” read the post.
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Source: The Drum