Milo Yiannopoulos, rightwing writer, permanently banned from Twitter

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Horrible human being Milo Yiannopoulos has finally been permanently banned from Twitter after setting his followers, and their extended network of hate-filled shitbags after Leslie Jones, one of the star of Ghostbusters.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jul/20/milo-yiannopoulos-nero-permanently-banned-twitter

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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

Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords learns that RooshV exists; hilarity ensues

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Read the embedded Storify of highlights from the RooshV jokefest on the Twitter feed of @JemaineClement. In case you don’t know, RooshV, or Roosh Valizadeh, is a pro-rape men’s rights activist, and gamergate supporter:
https://storify.com/sadcrow/jermaine-clement-of-flight-of-the-concords-learns-

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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

The Unsafety Net: How Social Media Turned Against Women

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Read the embedded The Atlantic article by Catherine Buni and Soraya Chemaly on social media’s use as a weapon against women:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/10/the-unsafety-net-how-social-media-turned-against-women/381261/

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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

Anne Wheaton: The Long Goodbye

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Anne Wheaton offers a brief post on how online harassment has led her to quit twitter:
http://www.annewheaton.com/the-long-goodbye

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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

Randi Harper’s Shields Up project is live!

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Check out the Beta release of Randi Harper’s Shields Up:
http://shieldsup.onlineabuseprevention.org/

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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

Tilting at the DiGRA Windmill

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Read the embedded blog post on Zen of Design of Gamergate flooding the hashtag of yet another gaming conference (DiGRA) because of ethics in games journalism (which they have nothing to do with, but you know):
http://www.zenofdesign.com/tilting-at-the-digra-windmill/

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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

WAM!: Reporting, Reviewing, and Responding to Harassment on Twitter

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Read the embedded peer reviewed report from WAM! on how to improve Twitter’s harassment policies:
http://womenactionmedia.org/cms/assets/uploads/2015/05/wam-twitter-abuse-report.pdf

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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

Twitter executive: Here’s how we’re trying to stop abuse while preserving free speech

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Read the embedded Op-Ed by Vijaya Gadde, general counsel of Twitter, on how the platform is taking steps to prevent online abuse, including the mention of sockpuppets (and specifically their use by Gamergate):
http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/04/16/twitter-executive-heres-how-were-trying-to-stop-abuse-while-preserving-free-speech/

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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

Twitter starts tracking phone numbers to prevent its worst users from creating new accounts

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Read the embedded article on Twitter’s new anti-harassment tools:
http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/26/8116645/twitter-improves-abuse-reporting-tools-phone-numbers

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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