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Never forget #GamerGate or #8Chan, emotional damage, or links to today's trolls & terrible acts of #StochasticTerrorism

Speaking of...

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Yes, that's Cernovich's personal account (he's since wiped), along with Fredrick Brennan - Founder of 8Chan
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Brennan says he regrets founding 8chan, which has helped spread racial hatred and violence across the globe.

If he's so sorry, I think he should help bring it to its demise.

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This is Jim Watkins, the current owner of 8chan. He's an Army Vet and has property in the Philippines.

"8chan would have collapsed under its own weight and died out years ago if it wasn't bankrolled by a man named Jim Watkins."

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1/ In running for office, I have tried very hard to not mention Gamergate.

But with the second mass shootings this year from someone radicalized on #8chan, I do want to share some of the things media doesn’t understand about it and what law enforcement can do to prevent more.
2/ Some history on #8chan. #Gamergate started on 4chan, a site owned and operated by current @google employee Christopher Poole.

The Gamergate threats on women were so serious, 4chan banned the topic. Posting child pornography and Gamergate are the only banned topics.
3/ Many 4chan users were so angry about the ban, they moved to mostly unknown site 8chan.

8chan mostly exists as a site for the activity too criminal for 4chan users. In fact, the legal liability was so high for 8chan that the owner left the US so servers could not be seized.
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@Twitter - Please suspend Mike Sulsenti .@mikesulsenti => 4816342516 for using multiple accounts for abusive purposes.

One previous ID used to assist in #GamerGate harassment was @drybones5 (suspended) - there are many more.

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I probably should have mentioned - he's a big Hulk Hogan Fan.

Likes to post pics of the Slavic Swastika, joke about rape (did I mention GamerGate?, and is a clear animal lover.

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Loves the OK sign (knows w/ intention), posts surrounding his old ID (and mentions he had a ton of others), & then posts about "some idiot" .@Freeyourmindkid who is 100% NOT an idiot.

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Just learned about #TeamPillowForts while blocking another account tweeting #disinformation. Turns out there's a 😠nest of accounts that ties back @LouiseMensch and therefore to Rupert Murdoch.

These times are hard enough without fake resisters gaining then abusing our trust.
@LouiseMensch Rupert Murdoch owns Fox Entertainment Group, which includes the Fox News entertainment channel.
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Mu…
Louise Mensch (2016): "A News Corp spokesman confirmed that Mensch has been working for the company owned by Rupert Murdoch on 'digital projects in the creative/strategic arena.'"
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NEW PODCAST!

Allum Bokhari (@LibertarianBlue) is a top journalist covering Big Tech +all the scary shitty things they do.

Bokhari is VERY ONLINE +knows internet culture better than anyone.

Global Tyranny of the "Good Censor," GamerGate, + MORE:

👇👇

GamerGate was the first time the Millennial SJW dominance of social media was challenged.

4Channers + mimetic warriors swept across the internet and may have swept Trump into office.

@LibertarianBlue + I talk ONLINE history, Big Bad Tech, and MUCH MORE:

jackmurphylive.libsyn.com/allum-bokhari-…
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Ever heard of Jonathan Weisman? He's a senior editor for the New York Times, the 'paper of record', who thinks that #GamerGate started in 2011 and that Brianna Wu is a credible source of information.

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At this point, if you're still using boomer news sources for information about anything even vaguely related to online culture, you deserve everything you get.
Even the Wikipedia intersectional fan-fiction version of events at least gets the dates right.
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I noticed one 1st Amendment lawyer indicate Gaving McInnes suing the SPLC wouldn't bear much fruit and will be tossed out of court.

Who knows. He might be correct.

He suggested voting out gov officials who use the SPLC as a guide instead of going to the courts.
Here's where that argument fails:

It's not just government officials using the SPLC as a guide on "hate groups". It's private firms doing it as well. It's Facebook, Twitter, Google, and regular employers and banks looking towards the SPLC to guide them as well.
Beloved @BrowMach1 announced he might cut ties with Twitter because he doesn't want to feed social media organizations with his personal profile—a profile we are freely giving away to be used against us.

That is what the SPLC and organizations like it can take advantage of.
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#QAnon and it’s #wikiLEAKS👌🏼
When I see people still debating if #QAnon is a real person...🤦‍♂️

It then becomes a spectacle of ignorance and a testimony of messages getting lost in the noise..
At what point did #QAnon a supposed single person or small group of people become collective thought leaders. Why? 🤔
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1) So, let me tell you a fun little story of what happens when NPCs in specific industries encounter those that won't bow down to their ideology.
2) First, let me introduce you to @DiversityAndCmx, aka Ya Boi Zach, aka Richard Meyer, who started a youtube channel to provide honest reviews of comics that were on the whole declining in quality and popularity. youtube.com/channel/UCrlzS…
3) I say honest reviews because, similar to one of the core issues of #GAMERGATE, comic book pros and 'mainstream' comic book journalists were in a rather incestuous relationship of providing exclusive material, interviews, etc in exchange for favorable reviews.
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THREAD: There's been some confusion about the Proud Boys having POC members.

People keep asking, "How can they be white nationalists?"

Technically, they're not. They're "reactionary nationalists."

But they don't mind organizing with white nationalists.

Here's what that means.
2) Researcher Matthew Lyons defines the "far right" as forces that "(a) regard human inequality as natural, inevitable, or desirable and (b) reject the legitimacy of the established political system."

This is a *very* useful working definition: threewayfight.blogspot.com/2018/04/insurg…
3) Did you see anything about race in that definition?

Nope.

That's because a lot of the forces we're seeing don't explicitly organize on the basis of white racial solidarity.

They also don't mind organizing alongside those who do.
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A white man in Kentucky tried to break into a black church, failed, shot two elderly black folks in a Kroger parking lot, and then was confronted by a white civilian with a gun. "Whites don't kill whites," the murderer said, and fled.

His social media profile is pro-Trump.
You can read about the murder here: wave3.com/2018/10/25/kro…
His profile includes a petition to re-instate this TN deputy who choked a student: washingtonpost.com/news/morning-m…
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I have no idea why, but I found five different neckbeards all saying "#GamerGate tactics" in the search results.

As if GG was like some kind of fucking war that all women should live in fear of.

Oh, wait, "survivors of #GamerGate" was actually a thing... >.>
Yes, in case you actually forgot, anti-#GamerGate did a nice little thing with saying that they and others survived GG...

and this was back in 2015/2016.

Yes, after going around with saying and agreeing with the "gamers are dead", they went with "I am alive and am a survivor".
And, because I have to mention this again, people like Anita Sarkeesian actually disliked being called "survivors of #GamerGate" because it narrowed their viewership (among other shenanigans).
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#NPC Twitter accounts: either bots or the most repetitive video game ever invented. . .
In recent days, a number of "#NPC" accounts that self-identify as #Resistance have emerged. We found this example while researching another project, and have also had various folks draw our attention to the phenomenon. Let's take a quick look. . .
The theme of the accounts is to portray those opposed to the present administration as "NPCs" (a term for non-player characters in games), likely in an attempt to imply that opponents are simply executing a script rather than stating a genuine position. #GamerGate
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I tried to keep a running total of the lies in this piece by @MollyMcKew but lost count:

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#Gamergate
#Pizzagate
#qanon
@MollyMcKew 'if you accept the core definition of terrorism as "the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims,"'

I do.
"...then there are few terms more apt to describe what this group has unleashed against their fellow Americans."

@Cernovich got James Gunn fired for being a pedo. You made the rules - "you get fired if we don't like what you say" - so we get to use them too.

#gamergate
#qanon
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More than 4 years after it started, I often hear people ask what #GamerGate is, and many around them won't know, either. I’ve been part of GamerGate since August 2014, so I can provide a summary of it. 1/
An anti-gamer bias was present in the media long before GamerGate, with Grand Theft Auto being blamed for mass shootings, and gamers being called "entitled" for disliking the poorly rebooted DmC. The strongest anti-gamer stance was taken by journalists at gaming publications 2/
like Kotaku, Polygon, Ars Technica, Gamasutra, among others. No one expected gaming outlets to bear so much hatred toward video game culture when Eron Gjoni's famous blog post went public. Eron described his struggle with his then girlfriend, Zoe Quinn, who had gaslighted him 3/
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1.) Okay, the jabroni in these photos - note the identical ear and eyebrow shape in both - is an @Boston_FS member called "Chest." His real name is Trevor Carey, and he lives in the Stoughton, MA area, formerly Shrewsbury. And he's bad news. But there's SO. MUCH. MORE. <thread>
2.) P.S. On the left in that photo above is Chris Hood (red hat) from @PatriotFront_ and on the right is @Resist_Marxism's Mark Sahady (grey hat), btw. Even a random photo will show you how connected these groups are.
3.) The tl;dr-- Trevor is a violent racist, he carries a concealed handgun and knife to protests, he's been arrested for pulling a gun on a protester, and he's a believer in "MGTOW," which the @SPLCenter has classed as a "hateful ideology advocating for the subjugtion of women."
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Alright. You've seen this a million times before. It's a code of conduct blah blah blah

that has social justice baked right into it. blah blah blah.
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But something is different about this.
Look closely. You see those two names signing off on it? That's right.
Facebook and Intel. archive.is/igd8G

Facebook and Intel.

NOW this "Tech code of conduct" stuff has ramifications to it. Weight and impact.
"The Contributor Covenant is a code of conduct for free/open source projects, created by Coraline Ada Ehmke." says the Wikipedia page too short to be a wikipedia page.

"I can’t wait for the mass exodus from Linux now that it’s been infiltrated by SJWs." archive.is/Uh8JL
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😎JohnMcCain😎

📌In death, Sen. John McCain is about to exact revenge on Trump

📌#GamerGate > #4Chan > Alt R > #QAnon > #Twitchy > (etc) = #TrumpRussia

📌#Religion and #MoneyWashing... Not so strange bedfellows.

In death, John McCain shows a virtuous alternative to Trump
🙏🏽JohnMcCain🙏🏽

PBO, who beat Mr McCain to the WH in 2008, said they shared a "fidelity to something higher".

GWB described him as "a patriot of the highest order".

Condolences pour in after the death of John McCain

John McCain to Lie in State at Capitols in DC and Az
🇺🇸JohnMcCain3🇺🇸

The death of Sen. John McCain marks the passing of a man, an American patriot & a politician whose record of service to country will always be his defining attribute.

We must ensure his legacy of bi-partisanship & patriotism endures into the future.
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While it's still in its early planning stages, my proposal for "Operation Canadian BaCon II" is ready. Read more about it here: reddit.com/r/KotakuInActi…
The CBC Boss Battle is coming in the Summer of 2019. Be prepared! :)
#GamerGate #ComicsGate #NotYourShield
The alpha version of the CBC #GamerGate Archive has now been assembled. It contains audio, video, articles, screen captures, and related documents covering 97% of all known material from Canada's national broadcaster referring to us and weighs in at around 4.6 GB. 1/2
Some tentative statistics (covering all CBC media):
- Hit pieces or significant mentions: 29
- Gamedrops: 10
- Ombudsman reviews: 8
- Related incidents: 3
- Trivial mentions: 4
- Missing hit pieces with no known archives: 2
More material will be slowly added. #GamerGate 2/2
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We call them “game journos”
The comments are the usual mental cripples patting themselves on the back

Exhibit A: “What do you mean I need evidence for my bullshit theories I denigrate half the population with?”
Exhibit B: “People criticizing retardation means the retardation must be right! Btw I’m a good kind of man, not like the bad kind”
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vox.com/culture/2018/7… Excellent essay on why it matters that Mike Cernovich is arguing in bad faith and why there is never any reason to listen to him, under any circumstances, ever again, full stop, no arguments.
The rise of Trump really should be killer evidence that credibility has to have some value, that good faith has to have some value, or we are all fucking doomed.
On one hand, if I had a penny for every dude who scoffed when I said #Gamergate was a very sincere right wing movement aimed at intimidating people out of improving society. On the other hand, I’m just so fucking relieved they see it now.
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#GameJournosAreBad

" the SPJ created these awards because Gamergate demanded it?"

Citation needed.
So, Schreier (Winner of the Prestigious Kunkel Award) is lying. Of course he is. He's a GameJourno,

Let's talk about the history of the Society of Professional Journalists involvement in the movement for Ethical Game Journalism that was part of what is called "#GamerGate"
Back in the days of Operation Disrespectful Nod, some softhearted people thought that getting the Society for Professional Journalism involved with their quest for ethical game journalism would have some kind of positive effect.
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1/ I shouldn’t comment on @DouthatNYT’s terrible piece arguing that Incel men have a right to sex workers and sex robots. It’s embarrassingly bad.

But it’s also missing the point. And as someone that has met many #gamergate members at my college talks, I want to tell you why.
2/ The majority of Gamergate/Incel men I’ve met share these personality traits.
✅ Undersocialized
✅ Awkward around women
✅ Incapable of understanding how their words/actions make women uncomfortable
✅ Blame others for the social isolation that is a consequence of this
3/ Really great example. One Alt-righter disrupted one of my college talks by asking a “question” that was a long, sexist monologue.

After my talk, he followed me to my car, continuing to try to “debate” me.

I was worried I’d be murdered. He had no idea I was uncomfortable.
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I accidentally ran across various and sundry bots while searching on the #GamerGate hashtag, so here's a quick thread.
Searching the most recent 10 days worth of #GamerGate tweets for accounts that tweet 24/7 and have used the hashtag more than once in that timespan yields 20 accounts.
This table shows the apps/services used to post the automated tweets to these accounts. Cheap Bots Done Quick and twittbot are both services where one can configure one's own Twitter bot; we will likely look at these in more detail later.
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