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#GamerGate Discussion is Being Censored via Mass Spam Reporting

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This evening , many supporters and detractors of #GamerGate have seen their accounts shut down by Twitter. These accounts, usually with few followers, appear to have been mass spam-reported. Even accounts with numerous followers have been targeted, though not taken down.

This appears to be the work of a 3rd party as both Anti and Pro accounts have been reported. GamerGhazi, a sub-reddit dedicated to Anti-#GamerGate, has had users state that their accounts have been taken down for spam. #GamerGate supporters on Twitter have also stated the same.

https://twitter.com/MSamenfink/status/528276964030046208/

Many #GamerGate supporters came to Twitter because of #GamerGate. This would make them an easy target for mass spam reporting. Twitter uses an automated system that automatically suspends any account that has too enough spam reports attached to it. This, coincidentally, is the same tactic used by the #GamerGate Harassment Patrol, a subgroup within #GamerGate dedicated to preventing death threats and harassment on both sides.

Twitter has an obscenely slow system for dealing with harassment but takes down accounts when enough reports of spam are made. This also could be a server error on Twitter’s part. If it is, it is a major error that has taken down what is rumored to be 100+ accounts. Twitter moderators/staff have been contacted for a comment on this issue.

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13 comments
  1. Topgeartony
    Topgeartony
    October 31, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Typical. 3rd party or an Anti gamergate bot that bit them in the ass. I don’t care. It’s fucking cowardly.

    I suspect that Bill Wagner account doxxing guy. He must have gotten bored with getting BTFO’d by the GG harassment patrol.

    But it could be an anti GG troll that has backfired on them.

    I’d watch yourself too Nichegamer.

  2. daggot
    daggot
    October 31, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    The more they try to silence us the louder we get

  3. Kain Yusanagi
    Kain Yusanagi
    October 31, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Waggoner or GNAA, most like.

  4. Topgeartony
    Topgeartony
    October 31, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Either way. I do hope it’s the anti said and they managed to fuck themselves too. It would be too good. If it’s a 3rd party troll, this could go on and be the norm from now on. Which would make this even more difficult.

  5. Cy
    Cy
    October 31, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Yeah this happened to me today and I haven’t tweeted about GamerGate in over a week.

  6. Kain Yusanagi
    Kain Yusanagi
    October 31, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    We’ve been dealing with shit like this for the past three months. It is the norm already.

  7. Crizzyeyes
    Crizzyeyes
    October 31, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    I used to respect the GNAA back when they did things that were actually funny, like post a “leaked” disc image of the new Mac OS that was actually just the film “Gayni****rs from Outer Space,” and create the lastmeasure domain which created endless fun on message boards.

    Now that the video game industry might never be the same and we have to deal with the most annoying cult in existence, they mass report Twitter accounts and post fake dox. That’s not even funny from an objective standpoint. If they did something like purchase the gamergate.me domain before we could do anything with it, and link it to old granny porn, I would laugh my ass off, even if it hurt our image.

  8. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    October 31, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    It could actually be someone on the anti-GG side doing it intentionally. Reporting their own would be a good way to draw attention away from themselves while covering their own asses.

    “Both sides” being affected doesn’t mean its an even split. They aren’t exactly above faking attacks so I wouldn’t put it completely past them to pull such a stunt.

  9. Nonscpo
    Nonscpo
    October 31, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    This better not be some form of censorship!

  10. Topgeartony
    Topgeartony
    October 31, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Everyone suspects that. Be NG can’t just go touting it in an article now can they.

  11. Javier Vega
    Javier Vega
    October 31, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    The more GNAA attack the less they lose those freedoms someday.

  12. kasey307
    kasey307
    October 31, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Antis prob did it

  13. Alistair
    Alistair
    November 2, 2014 at 3:42 am

    Well it must be true then as in a stream by IA the “social meltdown” we are winning this cultural war they declare against us.

    By more ads remove from Kotaku, & the blow up of gawker etc. this is their last gasp to get revenge against us this will fail too like all the rest their dish out on us gamers.

    Both sides getting is a tit for tat respones. I not been on Twitter as much so my gamergate has ended I try to go back on it but since the SJWs are boring I run out of things to say. & of course I was too busy playing ECCHI games.

    I never seen a major revolt of all walks of life people & “winning” the debate this been going for years before gamergate & Zoe Quinn.