While South by Southwest is a festival that examines a lot of things — new technology, up-and-coming trends and big questions about the future of film, music and technology — rarely do attendees get the opportunity to see a battle that was sparked and largely fought online play out in real life. Yet that very situation happened this year, in a handful of panels discussing the online controversy #Gamergate. The road to these panels began in October, when SXSW announced the lineup. As one #Gamergate and one #AntiGamergate panel were both approved on the schedule, a fight broke out between those…

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