Zoe Quinn: Why I Just Dropped The Harassment Charges The Man Who Started GamerGate

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Read the embedded blog post by Zoe Quinn on why she dropped charges against abuser and harasser Eron Gjoni. We wish her the best: http://blog.unburntwitch.com/post/139084743809/why-i-dropped-the-harassment-charges-the-man-who

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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

Police swarm Katherine Clark’s home after apparent hoax

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Read the embedded Boston Globe article on the attempted SWATing of Congresswoman Katherine Clark, a leading figure in enforcing laws against online abuse and harassment:
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/02/01/cops-swarm-rep-katherine-clark-melrose-home-after-apparent-hoax/yqEpcpWmKtN6bOOAj8FZXJ/story.html

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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

Federal bill would target dangerous prank of SWATing

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Read the embedded article from Aljazeera America, by Azure Gilman, on a new bill to more adequately respond to, punish, and prevent SWATing, with quotes from Randi Harper: http://alj.am/7×76

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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

New York Times: The Serial Swatter

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Read the linked article from the New York Times about a Canadian teenager who victimized female gamers through doxxing, blackmail, DDoS, and SWATing (and law enforcements inability, or refusal, to understand online crimes):
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/29/magazine/the-serial-swatter.html

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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

One Year Later, The Women Of Gamergate Open Up: There’s A Lot Of Work To Do, Still

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Read the embedded MTV News article and interview with Zoe Quinn and Brianna Wu, discussing what has changed for the better, but also the long way still to go in the fight against Gamergate, and sexism and misogyny in the tech and video game industry (and, really, society at large): http://www.mtv.com/news/2245633/gamer-gate-one-year-later/

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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

Rookie Rep. Katherine Clark Takes Fight To Online Abusers

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Read the embedded article and listen to the recording of Rep. Katherine Clark, speaking on WBUR of her push to have Congress and law enforcement work harder to protect victims of online harassment and threats:
http://www.wbur.org/2015/07/08/clark-online-harassment-gamers

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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

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Online Harassment

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Watch the embedded video of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver covering online harassment and revenge porn, trying to prosecute, and victim blaming: https://youtu.be/PuNIwYsz7PI

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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

Clark’s call for DOJ action on cyber threats against women receives House backing

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Read the embedded press release by Congresswoman Katherine Clark on her push for the DOJ to prosecute cyber threats and other crimes through congressional appropriation instructions:
http://katherineclark.house.gov/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=8E3ED4B2-BCB5-40B9-8696-D2A6EEA07C52

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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

[UPDATE] Gamergate Death Threat Is a Slam Dunk for Prosecutors. Will They Act?

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Read the embedded blog post by Brianna Wu on Gamergate death threats and the inaction of prosecutors to bring any criminal charges: http://www.themarysue.com/will-prosecutors-act-on-gamergate-death-threat/

UPDATE:

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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

MIT discussion about online harassment

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Listen to the embedded audio of an MIT discussion about online harassment between Brianna Wu and Danielle Keats Citron:
http://boingboing.net/2015/05/08/listen-mit-discussion-about-o.html

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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