Brianna Wu: The Internet Ruined My Life


Read the embedded CNN article by Sara Ashley O’Brien on Brianna Wu appearing on SyFy’s “The Internet Ruined My Life,” where after nearly two years and 200 death threats, online harassment has become just another aspect of her daily life:

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Under the guise of pushing for journalistic reform and anti-censorship in gaming, GamerGate has targeted prominent women critics and designers like Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu and Leigh Alexander with a relentless campaign of threats and harassment.” —Rolling Stone Magazine

Too many women have had their lives upended by the severe threats and harassment they have received online, and they often feel they have nowhere to turn for help. … These threats cause fear for personal safety, create a chilling effect on free speech, and have a negative economic impact for women conducting business online. That is why we’re asking the Department of Justice to enforce laws that are already on the books, and make these cases a priority.” 
—Congresswoman Katherine Clark

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