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Gamers Discussing #GamerGate Scandal Are Being Harassed; Where’s the Coverage?

*1/12/15 02:03 PM Since this apparently needs to be restated at start although it is in the introductory section of this document:
I find this endeavor especially important due to the little coverage by mainstream media of the harassment gamers receive that discuss #GamerGate. Instead, we mainly witness coverage of harassment those opposed to discussing the #GamerGate scandal receive.
This article is meant to give light to what is barely getting any mainstream media coverage. It is covering gamers discussing #GamerGate. This piece is NOT meant to show “both sides.” Thank you*

There was a fairly recent Pew Poll done on the prevalence of online harassment. Apparently four-in-ten people have experienced some form of online harassment in their experience on the internet.

http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/10/22/online-harassment/

Online harassment is a serious issue for people of all identities; whether male, female, homosexual, transgender, white, black, Asian, etc. According to the poll,

“Overall, men are somewhat more likely than women to experience at least one of the elements of online harassment, 44% vs. 37%. In terms of specific experiences, men are more likely than women to encounter name-calling, embarrassment, and physical threats.”

I’m discussing online harassment surrounding a recent scandal that has been heavily discussed within the gaming community called #GamerGate. For a neutral view of what the #GamerGate scandal is about, you can review the following image.

http://i.imgur.com/bgwCfMd.png
http://i.imgur.com/bgwCfMd.png

As a female Cuban gamer discussing the #GamerGate scandal, I have been harassed on various social media sites like Twitter and Reddit as well as by phone and even receiving emails at work. Due to the harassment that I have personally received as well as harassment I have witnessed of fellow gamers discussing #GamerGate, I have decided to compile all instances of harassment witnessed on various media platforms.

I find this endeavor especially important due to the little coverage by mainstream media of the harassment gamers receive that discuss #GamerGate. Instead, we mainly witness coverage of harassment those opposed to discussing the #GamerGate scandal receive. It is not a competition of who is harassed more, all harassment is abhorrent and should be recognized.

I have collected images as well as archived links to the harassment in question for your review. Please contact me on Twitter @JenniferJMedina or Reddit by the same handle if you have further instances to supply of gamers being harassed for discussing corruption in the gaming industry via the #GamerGate scandal. I will be continuously updating this piece.

Instances of targeted harassment:

Twitter User Harassed: @lemmingbot
Date: April 1, 2015

Troll @GodEmperorIHM shares dox of @lemmingbot.
Troll @GodEmperorIHM shares dox of @lemmingbot.
Troll @GodEmperorIHM shares dox of @lemmingbot.
Troll @GodEmperorIHM shares dox of @lemmingbot.

Twitter User Harassed: @TheRalphRetort
Date: February 21, 2015

8Chan /Baphmet/ board dox of @TheRalphRetort
8Chan /Baphomet/ board dox of @TheRalphRetort
8Chan Baphomet image with @TheRalphRetort dox on smut/genitals/dead bodies
8Chan Baphomet image with @TheRalphRetort dox on smut/genitals/dead bodies

Twitter User Harassed: @lizzyf620
Date: January 22, 2015

@lizzyf620 prominent gamer discussing #GamerGate on Twitter doxed. Original share of dox removed from /Baphomet/ sub-board on 8chan but re-shared next day.
@lizzyf620 prominent gamer discussing #GamerGate on Twitter doxed. Original share of dox removed from /Baphomet/ sub-board on 8chan but re-shared next day.
/Baphomet/ user harassing @lizzyf620 on Facebook and shared screen shot to /Baphomet/.
/Baphomet/ user harassing @lizzyf620 on Facebook and shared screen shot to /Baphomet/.
New accounts being created on Twitter to share @lizzyf620 pastebin of dox.
New accounts being created on Twitter to share @lizzyf620 pastebin of dox.
Twitter user and prominent gamer discussing #GamerGate @lizzyf620 doxed. Person responsible for dox even attacked her children. She closed her social media accounts.
Twitter user and prominent gamer discussing #GamerGate @lizzyf620 doxed. Person responsible for dox even attacked her children. She closed her social media accounts.

Twitter User Harassed: @mahoumelonball
Date: January 13, 2015

mahoumelonball 00
Twitter user and gamer discussing #GamerGate @mahoumelonball doxed, dox shared to /Baphomet/ sub-board on 8chan.
mahoumelonball 01
Twitter user and gamer discussing #GamerGate @mahoumelonball doxed, dox shared to /Baphomet/ sub-board on 8chan.
mahoumelonball 02
Twitter user and gamer discussing #GamerGate @mahoumelonball doxed, dox shared to /Baphomet/ sub-board on 8chan.

2015-01-23 23.05.54


Twitter User Harassed: @JennofHardwire/@JenniferJMedina
Date: January 11, 2015
Storify: I Made A New Friend Today

@DEuce_Lover_ harassment of @JennofHardwire aka @JenniferJMedina
@DEuce_Lover_ harassment of @JennofHardwire aka @JenniferJMedina

Twitter User Harassed: @Meowsticgoesnya
Date: January 6, 2015

Meowsticgoesnya Doxxed 02


Twitter User Harassed: @TheIvyClover1
Date: January 5, 2015

https://archive.today/OMn7G
https://archive.today/OMn7G

Twitter User Harassed: @Cainjw
Date: January 3, 2015
Link to Twitlonger Post

“I made the choice to share amalgamated clients with any and all personal and protected information. This includes names, ages, phone numbers and such. I chose to keep in gender and a general diagnosis range with a very brief snapshot of circumstance. “I have a client with Bipolar who could lose their job” is actually a combination of multiple clients–a client, a client with Bipolar, a client who could lose their job.

Very quickly, this person started to retweet what I said. Soon, I had hundreds of notifications in just under an hour. I had people telling me I was a horrible person, a horrible therapist, a terrible social worker, etc. Whereas they did not have information to attempt to attack me before, and had to remain quite general in their insults, they had new information thanks to this user. They accused me of HIPAA violations on Twitter, Reddit, and elsewhere.

Some of them started to talk of doxxing me, finding out my place of employment, alerting my boss.

Even users on their reddit and Twitter who typically support them were saying, “Hey, back off.” This one individual whipped up such a frenzied storm that I had thousands of notifications when I got home.

I had more notifications in a couple hours than I have followers. All because one person decided to retweet my conversation with them. I had threats of doxxing, attacking, and bodily harm to me and others.” – Cainjw


Twitter User Harassed: @Totalbiscuit
Date: December 31, 2014

https://archive.today/gKVGz
https://archive.today/gKVGz

TotalBiscuit Focks_MacLeod Cancer 02


Twitter User Harassed: @QueenyMartha
Date: December 31, 2014
YouTube Video: “#Gamergate: e-celebs and DDOS threats.”

https://archive.today/B0EoI
https://archive.today/B0EoI

Twitter User Harassed: @lizzyf620
Date: December 29, 2014

GNAA troll faked superspacedad tweet. http://archive.today/VWbnt
GNAA troll faked superspacedad tweet.
http://archive.today/VWbnt

Twitter User Harassed: @JennofHardwire/JenniferJMedina
Date: December 8, 2014

https://archive.today/mCMLu
https://archive.today/mCMLu

Twitter User Harassed: @Thornblossom
Date: December 7, 2014

https://archive.today/SBUGV
https://archive.today/SBUGV

Twitter User Harassed: @Totalbiscuit
Date: December 5, 2014

TotalBiscuit's mentions after winning
TotalBiscuit’s mentions after winning “Trending Gamer” award at VGAs.

Twitter User Harassed: @draginol
Date: December 3, 2015

https://archive.today/znxFw
https://archive.today/znxFw

Twitter User Harassed: @Tip_of_the_Ice
Date: December 1, 2014

https://archive.today/1hHjV
https://archive.today/1hHjV

Twitter User Harassed: @Claire_Schumann
Date: November 27, 2014

http://archive.today/A1Azz
http://archive.today/A1Azz
http://archive.today/A1Azz
http://archive.today/A1Azz
freebsdgirl Harasses Claire_Schumann 03
https://archive.today/8DHXS

Twitter User Harassed: @siloraptor
Date: November 26, 2014

siloraptor


Twitter User Harassed: @Sargon_of_Akkad
Date: November 9, 2014
Note: Pastebin link not redacted as Pastebin.com has removed the content.

http://archive.today/KcFN9
http://archive.today/KcFN9

Twitter User Harassed: @papapow
Date: October 31, 2014

https://archive.today/ndK8O
https://archive.today/ndK8O

Papapow Harassment 02

Papapow Harassment 03


Twitter User Harassed: @_HouseOftheDead
Date: October 30, 2014

_HouseOftheDead Rape Seeking Validation
https://archive.today/u3ngk

Twitter User Harassed: @Kingofpol
Date: October 27, 2014

https://archive.today/lMTMO
https://archive.today/lMTMO

Twitter User Harassed: @lizzyf620
Date: October 26, 2014

https://archive.today/aMllR
https://archive.today/aMllR

Entity Harassed: Gamersgate.com
Date: October 23, 2014

https://archive.today/GzuCi
https://archive.today/GzuCi

Twitter User Harassed: @milky_candy
Date: October 21 & 27, 2014

https://archive.today/dDeqz
https://archive.today/dDeqz

Twitter User Harassed: @GMShivers
Date: October 15, 2014

https://archive.today/ypRII
https://archive.today/ypRII

Twitter User Harassed: @ForemanErik
Date: October 15, 2014

https://archive.today/xNuzI
https://archive.today/xNuzI

Twitter User Harassed: @keozeo
Date: October 14, 2014

https://archive.today/s3qCq
https://archive.today/s3qCq
https://archive.today/DtdbO
https://archive.today/DtdbO

Twitter User Harassed: @_Shadpwsight
Date: October 13, 2014

https://archive.today/tucBs
https://archive.today/tucBs

Twitter User Harassed: @coolguyquietess
Date: October 12, 2014

https://archive.today/SVw1K
https://archive.today/SVw1K

Twitter User Harassed: @_icze4r
Date: October 11, 2014

https://archive.today/smfWe
https://archive.today/smfWe

Twitter User Harassed: @TheAwesomeMan
Date: October 2014

https://archive.today/Phb5u
https://archive.today/Phb5u

Twitter User Harassed: @BlackTridentTV
Date: September 21, 2014

https://archive.today/pnLdF
https://archive.today/pnLdF

Twitter User Harassed: @Nero
Date: September 21, 2014

https://archive.today/TBag3
https://archive.today/TBag3

Twitter User Harassed: @j_millerworks
Date: September 19, 2014

https://archive.today/bnFwj
https://archive.today/bnFwj

User Harassed: Not Provided/Anonymous

https://archive.today/jDMPQ
https://archive.today/jDMPQ

User Harassed: Not Provided/Anonymous

Girlfriend Email

Girlfriend Email 02

More hate towards gamers discussing #GamerGate scandal:

https://archive.today/vYzm8
https://archive.today/vYzm8
https://archive.today/lxBIl
https://archive.today/lxBIl
https://archive.today/UPyKZ
https://archive.today/UPyKZ
https://archive.today/A8G2g
https://archive.today/A8G2g
https://archive.today/t1M0S
https://archive.today/t1M0S
http://archive.today/W2kyB
http://archive.today/W2kyB
https://archive.today/B6703
https://archive.today/B6703
https://archive.today/TZx6b
https://archive.today/TZx6b
https://archive.today/k78zD
https://archive.today/k78zD
https://archive.today/D7trb
https://archive.today/D7trb
https://archive.today/naAR7
https://archive.today/naAR7
https://archive.today/f3Rlu
https://archive.today/f3Rlu
https://archive.today/zzABN
https://archive.today/zzABN
https://archive.today/kXU2J
https://archive.today/kXU2J
https://archive.today/Wd66I
https://archive.today/Wd66I
https://archive.today/j3Gzn
https://archive.today/j3Gzn
https://archive.today/JjsaJ
https://archive.today/JjsaJ
https://archive.today/sMIXH
https://archive.today/sMIXH
https://archive.today/ohYF8
https://archive.today/ohYF8
https://archive.today/wfAr2 A barely used Twitter account with no #GamerGate activity or followers was hacked, started tweeting vulgar images and remarks.
https://archive.today/wfAr2
A barely used Twitter account with no #GamerGate activity or followers was hacked, started tweeting vulgar images and remarks. UnseenPerfidy attributes account to #GamerGate and starts insulting/giving threats to various gamers reporting the hacked account.

UnseenPerfiday Death Threats 03

http://archive.today/W1mxi
http://archive.today/W1mxi

UnseenPerfiday Death Threats 04

https://archive.today/TBH7j
https://archive.today/TBH7j

Some support doxing as well as searching for & sharing of public contact information of gamers discussing #GamerGate scandal to paint a target on them; not just reporting through proper channels. They use their subjective determination of whether you’re guilty of something and deserving of whatever potentially lethal ramifications come of it (i.e. swatting):

https://archive.today/atPtf
https://archive.today/atPtf
https://archive.today/8t2ax
https://archive.today/8t2ax
https://archive.today/AUZ2O
https://archive.today/AUZ2O

freebsdgirl Trolls 03

https://archive.today/2NyAh
https://archive.today/2NyAh
https://archive.today/bPBdP
https://archive.today/bPBdP
https://archive.today/C6HeJ
https://archive.today/C6HeJ

People attempt to implicate gamers discussing #GamerGate by creating false accounts on imageboards like 8chan: 

8chan gamergate Setup


Many gamers feel so threatened by the harassment that they’ve received, that they refuse to publicly discuss it:

Anons Workplace Harassment

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35 thoughts on “Gamers Discussing #GamerGate Scandal Are Being Harassed; Where’s the Coverage?”

  1. As a fellow lady gamer, I salute your efforts. This is the most pragmatic and forthright way to prove that the egregious harrassment is not one-sided. There is so much hate and malice at this point that i don’t think there will be a productive outcome. But I’m hoping that one day clear heads will prevail and both sides can have a forum of discussion that successfully achieves the various objectives that are at the heart of this pathetic debacle.

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  2. I’m glad someone’s taken the time to compile all of this. To me, the evidence speaks more than anything else ever could. The people who have cried harassment wolf don’t have a leg to stand on in the face of this (always growing) collection, and the press – video game, mainstream or otherwise – that ignores this in lieu of professional victims are just as complicit in the crime of willful ignorance.

    You’re doing God’s work out here, Jenn. Please keep this up.

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  3. As a poc trans FtM trans person and avid gamer, I have received an incredible amount of hate from anti gamergate people claiming to be anti sexism and racism. I have been told by these SJW’s of peace and tolerance to kill myself, to kill my family or that they will kill me and my family for me, that I am worthless, a traitor, that I owe them and MUST stand with them because they defend trans people and non whites. For not following orders and blindly following their white male hate brigade I get harassed while they go on to do the same to women and other poc people for not obeying them, and these anti gamer gate people all congratulate themselves afterwards for being so progressive and brave for defending people like me, well at least the ones who sit bark and roll over on command.

    Its disgusting.

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  4. I have never seen such an absolutely hateful, brainwashed movement ever.

    Given the chance, this group would kill more than the entire efforts of communism combined, to show how tolerant and peaceful they are.

    These same people, also vote. Our future is going to be constant terror if this is the beginning.

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  5. It hurt having Liz drop out. Don’t get me wrong,she took a hiatus for a good reason but it’s just crazy that people apart of #gamergate get bullied this badly.

    I’m pretty loco when it comes to the political correctness crowd. I shit- post,look up lewds,and I do not care about what people think of the often times kinky art I create. But if someone paid me to scare the shit out of an innocent person I’d tell that goon offering me the money to cram it up his or her own ass.

    A bit of trash-talking and reaction baiting is not the end of the world but c’mon,this is going way beyond the usual drek that stays online. Once it’s this terrible people cannot simply walk away from it anymore.

    Heck #notyourshield started because Jason Miller lost his job because people who disagreed with him decided to take their grudge outside the digital world. Isn’t there a “cyber crimes division” for this kind of stuff??

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  6. So much proof that they are totally crazy, Please continue, I hope the FBI will use you as source. No one can wave away (hate using bible terms) THEIR SINS! Especially not on the net. Before you get Chu too with his Pratchett remark.

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