[ bri-gey-ding ]

nounDigital Technology.
  1. the practice of organizing or participating in a coordinated campaign of online harassment against a targeted individual or group, especially on social media: Female streamers and members or allies of marginalized groups are targeted more often and suffer more persistent brigading on their channels.

  2. Usually vote brigading . the practice of manipulating an online poll with an organized campaign of favorable or unfavorable votes, often as a general statement of approval or disapproval for a group, an individual, or their beliefs and affiliations rather than a genuine opinion about a specific question: The movie was a target of vote brigading in the first week of its release, dragging its rating down even though it was popular among audiences in the theater.: See also review bomb.

Origin of brigading

First recorded in 2015–20; brigad(e) + -ing1

Words Nearby brigading Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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