Death threats, bomb threats, threats of sexual violence…
Over the past two months several people embroiled in the #Gamergate debate have been subjected to threats of physical and sexual violence. The most well-known of these incidents involved threats against pop-culture critic Anita Sarkeesian, and indie game developers, Zoe Quinn and Briana Wu.
Threats of any kind are a criminal act and must be taken seriously. It is time something be done. That is why we, the supporters of #Gamergate, are asking you to join us in contacting the FBI to demand an official investigation be opened and the offenders be brought to justice.
WHY WOULD GAMERGATE SUPPORT AN INVESTIGATION?
#Gamergate does not endorse or condoned threats or violence of any kind. Our cause has always been ethics in journalism. Not surprisingly the very same press we are criticizing have chosen to misrepresent us. We do not makes threats. We do not support sexual violence. Nor does #Gamergate have affiliations with white supremacists, Syrian Intelligence, or Islamic jihadists as some claim.
Once again, the press has gotten it all wrong.
Anyone who engages in criminal behavior under the #Gamergate hashtag is not welcome. Their actions have not only harmed the likes Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn, but gaming as a whole. Anyone who has made such threats needs to be identified and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
So join with us…
Yes, I want the FBI to open an investigation into threats made against Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian, & Briana Wu.