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

Randi Harper: Tales from the Trenches: I was SWATed

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Read the embedded blog post by Randi Harper detailing her experience being SWATed, and how she avoided a more dangerous experience (and you can too): http://blog.randi.io/2015/04/03/swated/

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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

Online Isn’t The “Real World”—And Other Dangerous Lies

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Read the online op-ed by Chris Kluwe on the realities of online harassment, and what could and should happen next:
http://www.ravishly.com/2015/03/27/online-isnt-real-world%E2%80%94and-other-dangerous-lies

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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

Ars Technica’s failed interview of Fredrick “Hotwheels” Brennan

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Read the embedded Storify by Jay Allen about Ars Technica’s irresponsible, harmful interview with Fredrick Brennan: https://storify.com/a_man_in_black/ars-technica-s-failed-interview-of-fredrick-hotwhe

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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

I Set Out To Expose A Hate Movement In Gaming—So They Set Out To Destroy My Life

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Read the embedded blog post by Sarah Nyberg, known online as @srhbutts, on the lengths Gamergate will go silence any who speak out against their lies: http://www.ravishly.com/2015/03/02/sarah-nyberg-hate-movement-gaming-threats-abuse-bullying

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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

The War for the Soul of Geek Culture

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Read the embedded article by Alisha Grauso on the ups of current geek culture, and the terrifying downs (yes, that means you GamerGate, 8chan, and other wellsprings of awfulness):
http://moviepilot.com/posts/2015/02/16/the-war-for-the-soul-of-geek-culture-2689164

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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

I’m Brianna Wu, And I’m Risking My Life Standing Up To Gamergate

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Click through to read the article by Brianna Wu on why she is risking her life to stand up against Gamergate, and what she wants to change: http://www.bustle.com/articles/63466-im-brianna-wu-and-im-risking-my-life-standing-up-to-gamergate

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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

Crash Override: “Our mission is to return control to the victim”

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Read the embedded article about the Crash Override Network and its mission to protect people from harassment, identity theft, and cyber threats: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2015-02-10-crash-override-our-mission-is-to-return-control-to-the-victim

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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