IGN management says pulled Palestine charity post was editorial decision

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Brendan Sinclair

Chief content officer Peer Schneider reportedly told staff it was his call, suggests hiring a third-party ombudsman

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IGN editorial management has reportedly taken responsibility for last week’s decision to pull a story raising money for Palestinians hurt in recent attacks by Israel, according to a Vice Waypoint report.

The outlet obtained a staff memo sent by IGN chief content officer Peer Schneider in the wake of an open letter signed by more than 80 IGN employees (as of this writing) calling the retraction of the article “a clear instance of corporate overreach.”

In his memo, Schneider said he

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