Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #GamerGate

Most recents (24)

BREAKING: Can confirm alliantgroup LP’s offices in Houston are being raided by the criminal investigation unit of the IRS. /1
This could be a huge story, as alliantgroup collects former IRS commissioners to their Strategic Advisory Board like baseball cards. /2.…
Former employees of alliantgroup are celebrating the raid news. The company has a bad reputation as an employer as shown through Glassdoor reviews. AG allegedly requires employees to post good reviews to balance the #s. /3…
Read 115 tweets
People don't watch the news to be informed.

They watch it to be entertained.

But the news is more dangerous than other entertainment, because people can pretend they are "doing something."

In this sense, watching the news is worse than playing video games.

Way worse.
The man playing video games in his basement is much better off than the "sophisticated news watcher who thinks he is being informed.

And more than that, the man playing video games in his basement is much better off than the journalists who preen about like priests.
The man playing video games in his basement is far less likely to publicly defame and scapegoat others, or participate in the defaming or scapegoating of others, that is instigated by the news.

Partly, it's a class thing.

You saw this with #GamerGate.
Read 4 tweets
When it is proposed that I should sign-up for GETTR. QRD:
⇢Literally hosted by Amazon Cloudservices subsidiaries
⇢Google ReCAPTCHA implemented
⇢Big Data Honeypot, data is sold to 3rd parties by Google as they wish and also used for Ad Words
So @FreedomPhoneUS - Quote - "The Phone for Conservatives" - is NOT relying on Big Tech anymore, but all happy on GETTR?

Interesting. If you put in their mail address into Google, you literally find yourself in MossadLand in N.Y.

I wouldn't download their app(s), both of them. ImageImageImageImage
Remember the "alt right" PsyOp "White Nationalist Richard Spencer"?

That was also literally a CIA / Mossad Social Engineering Data Gathering Operation.

He literally voted for Joe Biden then, LOL.…
Read 34 tweets
Yes, this is what the GOP does, & it’s not just TPUSA. Think it can’t happen to you? Watch HBO’s 15 Minutes of Shame: specifically, the part about what Roger Stone protege Mike Caputo did to Laura Krolcyzk. It’s a #gamergate “swarming” tactic. 1/
My thread re: Roger Stone protege Mike Caputo: 2/…
Here is Roger Stone protege Mike Caputo going after @CheriJacobus. He is truly sadistic & beyond salvation. 3/
Read 9 tweets
This is true. The *constant* lies about #GamerGate were a massive red pill for me. My attitude of default mild skepticism toward most media transformed into one of default distrust. I take *most* media reports with as much faith as emails telling me I’ve inherited millions …
This is KEY.

Woke / Critical Social Justice isn’t well-meaning and it isn’t honestly mistaken.

It is EVIL and needs to be understood as such. Some people might be duped by its moralistic rhetoric at first, but no one stays in it unless they *enjoy* hurting people.
This is the main commodity Woke / Critical Social Justice sells, after all: a license to hurt people without consequence and with a deep feeling of moral self-righteousness.

Pleasure in hurting the weak and defenseless is an irresistible drug to some human types.
Read 4 tweets
For the last time, you idiots: the issue here isn't the fact that manga and anime have political themes or that they espouse a particular political view, it's that manga and anime don't hamfistedly or clumsily insert them into stories to the detriment of entertainment value. 1/4
"GATE - Thus the JSDF Fought There!" is a nationalistic series where Japanese Special Forces can effortlessly take out Russian AND U.S. ones with zero deaths and makes a lot of political and social criticism (such as how manipulative politicians and journalists are). 2/4
Despite all this, the series never loses sight of the fact that it's centered around how modern military forces would fare against medieval armies and fantasy monsters such as dragons. The political/social commentary complements the story, it's not the sole reason it exists. 3/4
Read 6 tweets
Memes of the day.

[special thx @ Gunni from my tg channel for constant memetic warfare-sharing]

Sharing is Caring.

Guy Fawkes Mask = Poynter Institute.

#Gamergate was an inside-job-#PsyOp (by @DARPA, a military-backed #socialengineering experiment,] ImageImageImageImage
Read 20 tweets
Bret Weinstein makes at least $7000 a month from Patreon, more likely closer to $15000

Heather Heying makes at least $8500 a month from Patreon

Combined, at least $200k annual income to create a conspiracy theory podcast

#FollowTheMoney #TakeTheHill #FollowTheSilence
remember when a bunch of #GamerGate goons got mad about Anita getting a $150k one time payment for a YouTube series?

The very same incels are giving Bret Weinstein a quarter million a year to create worst YouTube channel ever

#FollowTheMoney #TakeTheHill #FollowTheSilence
keep in mind that any money Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying saw from YouTube monetization was a bonus on the $200k they were already getting from Patreon.

Guests likely unpaid & entire series edited (for free?) by their kid Zack.

#FollowTheMoney #TakeTheHill #FollowTheSilence
Read 8 tweets
O jornal @opovoonline publicou uma série de reportagens sobre as relações entre a cultura dos games e a Extrema Direita no Brasil.

Nossos pesquisadores @ivanmussa e @falc4o participaram como fontes - muita coisa boa pra discutir nessa pauta desenvolvida pelo @OskarSays.

Claro que o primeiro artigo da série tinha que falar da pedra no sapato: a relação entre a cultura gamer e Bolsonaro.…
Steve Bannon, o movimento #gamergate e sentimentos de xenofobia e ódio pautam o segundo artigo da série, que documenta uma relação entre a Alt Right americana e a cultura gamer.…
Read 6 tweets
What GamerGate is to me:

Gamers were upset about journalists not revealing key information about their connections prior to writing articles about certain things. Journalists defended the claims by cherry picking the worst people in the movement and branding the whole thing
as an anti-women movement designed specifically to harass women in the industry. They then turned the discussion away from their poor ethics to this, now designated, harassment campaign and then used their resources to make this idea mainstream to hide the fact that they indeed
had very poor ethics. Once the dust settled and the movement died down, they then utilized the #Gamergate as a way to label anyone who they deem a threat as a bad person and then collectively pounce on them with hate filled articles meant to destroy their reputation. Ignoring
Read 9 tweets
Yes, she absolutely is.

But FFS we have to GET PAST this idea that progressives USE DOUBLE STANDARDS.


I’m getting pretty tired of:

Progressive: *uses double standard to fuck over Non-progressive*
Non-progressive: “That’s a double standard!”
Progressive: *uses double standard to fuck over Non-progressive*
Non-progressive: “That’s a double standard!”
Progressive: *uses double standard to fuck over Non-progressive*
Non-progressive: “That’s a double standard!”
Progressive: *uses double standard to fuck over Non-progressive*
Non-progressive: “That’s a double standard!”

Read 11 tweets
@winged_pudding_ @Latedawn_ Yeah, no. Let's be VERY CLEAR about what happened here. The article classifies ANY use of that image (even as parody of non-Jews) as anti-semitic. It cites as a source a notorious far right German think tank funded by the government and headed by a former Stasi informant... 1/2
@winged_pudding_ @Latedawn_ a source which also falsely implies that #GamerGate was "far right". When I dismissed your friend's linked article based on these facts, she defaulted to some bizarre Ultimate Twitter Jewish Authority argument and said that I was a problem for not believing her. 2/2
@winged_pudding_ @Latedawn_ This is my Twitter feed. I'm under no obligation to sanitize it based on you and your friends' demands or harassment. And I'm not going to apologize for making use of "anti-semitic" image when 1) that was not the intent of the image and 2) it's a dubious claim anyway.
Read 3 tweets
1. Before everyone starts celebrating too much, let me remind everyone about #GAMERGATE !

We, women, warned everyone about the dangerous growth of asshole far-right conservative men during Gamergate.

2. Women were harassed in games, on social media platforms, and in the comments under books written by women on @amazon . So much so, some women left social media or gave up writing careers for good. We even boycotted @Twitter . But did they do anything? NO!

We warned you all!
3. The country didn't want to listen to us... now you ALL have to deal with the outcome of a destroyed Republican party, and I'm here for it!!

And liberal men, we see you. WE KNOW which one of you said we were overreacting and we will treat you accordingly!

Read 4 tweets
Ein Vögelchen hat mir gezwitschert, dass @jugendschutznet demnächst eine neue Broschüre zum Thema "Rechtsextremismus und Gaming" veröffentlichen wird.

Wollen wir uns die schon mal vorab gemeinsam ansehen?

Ein Thread.

#Weltraumaffen #GamerGate
@jugendschutznet "Innerhalb von Gaming-Communities finden
beispielsweise menschenverachtende oder NS-relativierende Inhalte ihre Verbreitung."

Ach was, wie in jeder Community gibt es einen Bodensatz? So wie in Parteien ("reichstes Prozent erschießen") oder Vereinen? Irre.

#Weltraumaffen 2/x
@jugendschutznet "Rechtsextreme nutzen Plattformen und Software"

So wie Extremisten vorher den Buchdruck mit beweglichen Lettern, die Erfindung des Hörfunks und des Films genutzt haben.

Was die bei @jugendschutznet so alles raus finden.

#Weltraumaffen 3/x
Read 12 tweets
Ich kann meine Gegendarstellung zum @ZDFheute Film über #GamerGate leider nicht sichtbar posten, da mein Youtube-Account scheinbar im Shadowban ist.

Deshalb im folgenden der Text als Thread. Wer will, darf ihn unter das Video posten ;)

#Weltraumaffen 1/x
@ZDFheute Es ist wirklich traurig, wie einseitig und falsch das ZDF #GamerGate darstellt. Es ging den Unterstützern des Hashtags (unter denen jede Menge Frauen waren) keineswegs darum, dass Frauen keine Computerspiele spielen sollen oder das weibliche Figuren einem gewissen Schema 2/x
@ZDFheute entsprechen sollen. Auslöser der Konsumentenrevolte war die Zensur einer Diskussion über die ethischen Verfehlungen eines Journalisten, der mit einer Entwicklerin, über die er auch geschrieben hat, ein Verhältnis hatte. Der Versuch, jede Diskussion über die 3/x
Read 11 tweets
#SayNo2Q Thread

In 🇩🇪 kennen die meisten die QAnon Bewegung seit den #Querdenken Demos. Und es fällt erst mal schwer diese Horrorgeschichten über satanische Pädophile die Kinder quälen und töten, um Adrenochrom zu farmen ernstzunehmen.
Doch die Bewegung ist älter und größer
„Q“ tauchte erstmal im Oktober 2017 auf dem Imageboard 4chan auf. Nach kurzer Zeit wechselte Q auf die Plattform 8chan.
Ein Mann wird immer mehr mit Q in Verbindung gebracht: Jim Watkins, ein Schweinefarmer der jahrelang auf den Philippinen lebte.…
Seit 2015 gehört Watkins das von Fredrick Bannon kreierte Imageboard 8chan (heute 8kun). 8chan war ein Zufluchtsort für bei 4chan gebannte User, die dort eine Heimat mit minimaler Kontrolle fanden…Ein Nährboden für Radikalisierung im Netz.
Read 14 tweets
Sure, they were White and from other states, but what really stands out is the lower than average IQ…
The mark of the Trump voter is...

Higher IQ than your *Education would predict*…
Is the Trump Effect Just IQ?…
Read 6 tweets
the other key difference is that you aren't streaming game files; you are streaming *the gameplay* - your own creation, with game as a background.

similar how you don't pay your hairdresser for streaming while wearing the haircut from her. it's the background to your own act. Image
Read 5 tweets
"I'm 16 and Marxist-Leninist!"
No, Sarah, you're a teenager from an upper-middle-class household who's trying to get some social clout online because you're bored and rebellious. Stop screwing around and do your chores.
"My pronouns are fae/faer."
No they're not, and you have never corrected anybody when they used "she" or "her" to refer to you. You're just trying to feel unique and special because you lack the artistic talents that your peers have.
"I'm a learning MLM."
No, Jennifer, you watched a couple of Breadtube videos after quitting your job at the grocery store. You're not going to read State and Revolution, but you're probably going into a different MLM—multi-level marketing.
Read 70 tweets
{thread} Let’s talk about the human rot we know as Steve Bannon. He is the most dangerous American on earth. He’s a radicalized Catholic and member of Dominionistic breeding ground #OpusDei. Our founders feared Catholics like Bannon could infiltrate the US govt to bring it down. Image
They never found a way to reconcile a Catholic’s existence in US politics. Even in recent times, many felt JFK could not be president because he was Catholic, and that would mean he’s loyal to the Pope 1st and America 2nd. JFK put country over religion…
though, so that collision course never happened, unless you believe his assassination had something to do with his religion, which is possible I guess. In 2002, Republican @RickSantorum attended an Opus Dei event in Rome, during which he attacked JFK's…
Read 25 tweets
Tiens ! Nous sommes samedi matin, bébésteban dort présentement dans son porte-bébé contre moi, sa maman joue à #AnimalCrossing...

Rien de mieux pour passer le temps que de faire une nouvelle twitlecture !

Au menu ⤵️ ⤵️ ⤵️
comme d'habitude, je vais rédiger les commentaires en allant. mutez le thread direct.

TW : manosphères, gamergate

Ferguson, C. J., & Glasgow, B. (2020). Who are GamerGate? A descriptive study of individuals involved in the GamerGate controversy.…
Je remercie un collègue de travail qui m'a partagé l'article. Je prends enfin le temps de le lire. Je ne mentionne pas mon collègue pour ne pas polluer sa TL mais il peut entrer dans le débat (c'est un chercheur en psychologie, donc il a beaucoup plus d'insights que moi)
Read 50 tweets
It's Thursday, which makes it a great day to look at cryptocurrency/tech newsbot @TechFishNews and its three thousand slumbering friends.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
As far as bots go, @TechFishNews itself is fairly straightforward - it mostly tweets links to its associated website, techfishnews(dot)com (and shortened variants thereof.) Hashtags are mostly technology or cryptocurrency related; #gamergate is a rare but interesting inclusion.
The majority of @TechFishNews's tweets are automated via dlvr(dot)it, although the account has dabbled in other automation tools in the past, with the most intense period of activity in early 2014.
Read 19 tweets
Can we take a moment to appreciate that practically everything #gamergate warned about in 2014 has become undeniably true by 2020?

The media having an all time low trust because of how unethical and shitty they've become? - Check /
Western entertainment having a big drop in quality because of an unhealthy obsession with pushing ideologies rather than making a quality product? - Check

Failures of such products being blamed on the fans with excuses of "sexism"? - check /
The pendulum starting to swing back hard to the far right due to an uncontrollable push towards the most absurd far left ideas? - Check

Female characters in western media becoming a fucking landmine because of feminism injecting toxicity into their existance? - Check
Read 8 tweets
NEW, by me:
Wikipedia’s War on #GamerGate Set the Site’s Tone for the Trump Era…
This piece sums up a longer piece, essentially a tell-all book at this point, which I have been writing up over the past four years about the #GamerGate dispute on Wikipedia:…
In the introduction, I talk about myself and the #GamerGate dispute a little with a few quips about the false narrative spread about the case:…
Read 22 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!