Ignacio Martinez

Ignacio Martinez is a reporter specializing in online gaming and political communities. His work has previously appeared in the Texas Observer and on the airwaves at KVRX 91.7 FM. He is based in Austin, Texas, and you can follow him on Twitter at @NacioMartinez.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate competitive community contends with sexual assault allegations against several top figures

After Cinnpie was accused of statutory rape, several other survivors came forward with their own experiences of abuse.

On Jul 2, 2020 by Ignacio Martinez


How ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ became an unlikely Black Lives Matter icon

‘The Manny will not be televised.’

On Jun 29, 2020 by Ignacio Martinez

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This ‘Never Trump Conservative’ is collecting hundreds of police brutality videos

The lawyer started out with 10 instances of police brutality he saw online. The thread is now nearing 450.

On Jun 10, 2020 by Ignacio Martinez


‘Joshua4Congress’ deactivates social media, sparking rumors of dropping out

The deactivation comes just a few days before the filing deadline for the Washington ballot.

On May 13, 2020 by Ignacio Martinez


How a leftist cartoonist’s college campus drawing nearly became a far-right meme

The illustration flourished through ironic ‘tag yourself’ memes.

On May 13, 2020 by Ignacio Martinez

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QAnon thinks this man is JFK Jr. Is he running for Congress?

‘Vincent Fusca is a proud lifelong Pittsburgh resident, a DOER that has made many sacrifices to support Donald Trump’s America First Agenda.’

On May 5, 2020 by Ignacio Martinez


Weatherman fired after Facebook post blasted ‘Reopen’ protesters

He reposted statements that called protesters ‘white nationalist Nazi sympathizer gun fetishist miscreants.’

On May 4, 2020 by Ignacio Martinez

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Brazilian president’s son banned from Twitch for coronavirus denial

Jair Renan repeated his father’s feelings that the coronavirus is ‘just a little flu.’

On May 3, 2020 by Ignacio Martinez


TikTok of Bernie Sanders playing with his grandson has big goofy grandpa energy

The TikTok offers a rare look at Sanders’ non-professional side.

On Mar 19, 2020 by Ignacio Martinez


A hoax about Oprah trafficking children exploded online

The subject trended so heavily that Oprah herself came online to deny the hoax.

On Mar 18, 2020 by Ignacio Martinez


‘Bleach,’ a pillar of 2000s anime, will return from cancelation

Fans are losing it.

On Mar 18, 2020 by Ignacio Martinez


Will an empty ‘WrestleMania’ be the most surreal live-stream of all time?

As coronavirus looms, the WWE’s crowd-less events are already becoming memes.

On Mar 17, 2020 by Ignacio Martinez

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Trump says ‘I don’t take responsibility’ for coronavirus testing delays

Some are saying the president summed up his entire administration with one quote.

On Mar 13, 2020 by Ignacio Martinez


Jay Electronica’s debut album is out—after a decade of keeping the internet waiting

His Myspace mixtape made him an indie rap fave… in 2007.

On Mar 13, 2020 by Ignacio Martinez


Former Warren staffers’ campaign tattoos criticized for Holocaust resemblance

The staffers now say they will ‘take steps to modify’ the tattoos.

On Mar 10, 2020 by Ignacio Martinez

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