Biased GitHub Censors GamerGate

Earlier today, we found out that GitHub has removed all GamerGate materials from it’s site. Previously, we’d been using the site to host a list of gaming media advertisers, so that we could more easily contact them about the abhorrent behavior of people like Leigh Alexander (and companies like Gamasutra). Unfortunately, GitHub has now decided that it’s more important to protect media lies, than it is to let people freely organize, and speak their mind.

At no time have we ever hosted anything even close to controversial on ShitHub GitHub. So, they can’t use that line of reasoning. Now, they just say that our whole campaign is rotten, so that justifies them purging us from the site. Because a few unaffiliated trolls sent out some nasty tweets to some delicate souls, GamerGate’s speech rights are trampled on. Here’s the email:

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It’s terrible no matter which way you slice it. But, this decision appears to have been influenced by an abusive GitHub employee, Jake Boxer. We can’t say for sure how much his input had to do with it, but he was seen gloating today on Twitter. I can only assume that he had a hand in this, and is perhaps directly responsible.

https://twitter.com/FartToContinue/status/518184679728746497

How many times will our opponents disregard our right to be heard? Before anyone tells me, I already know it’s perfectly legal for them to ban anyone they want. It’s still a censoring of our speech, and it’s disgusting.  As you well know, this tactic is common on the other side. The corrupt gaming journos remove comments, forbid opposing editorials, and refuse to respect their customers in any meaningful way. In fact, they actively disrespect them, calling them names like “misogynist shitlord,” and “basement dwelling virgin.” They use their friends in the mainstream press to ostracize us, and even kick us off sites like GitHub for bogus reasons.

That’s not fair. GitHub did have at least one reason: Their biased SJW employee wanted GamerGate gone.

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Personally, this is one of the reasons I fight so hard. It’s probably the main reason.  The good thing is, things like this actually make us stronger, in the long run. We already have our resource hub up on another website. It’s getting uploaded on bitbucket.org as well, and probably already is up, by the time you read this. This move literally did not affect us in the slightest. All it did, was once again expose the SJWs for the fraudulent hypocrites that they are. It going to actually end up helping us, like all these censorship moves have so far.

 

UPDATE: After i finished this article, but before it went to press, I was provided with some more information about GitHub. It seems like they’re now doing research on people who are complaining about this decision. This put the safety of user date into serious doubt (and if true, violates their own terms of service). We’ve yet to hear a response from GitHub.

From Twitlonger, where the accusation was made:

I recently contacted GitHub via a contact form in regards to a specific complaint regarding the conduct of a staff member, and the removal of a repository. The complaint was sent at approximately 2:55am UK time, from this email address ([email protected]). At 3:03am, I received an email notification from a website calledwww.emailsherlock.com. This notification informed me of the following:
“Someone from San Francisco, CA, United States searched your email and found your social media profile(s). To see what they found out about you, click here.”

After clicking the link, I was redirected to a page, to my horror, detailing all of my online profiles associated with the email address I had used to contact Github, which is my primary email address. One of the sites linked potentially contained my personal details. As to my searcher, the site elaborated:

“On Oct 03,2014 at 10:02 pm* someone from San Francisco, CA, United States searched for [email protected] through our website. Most probably the person that searched for you has a phone number starting with 415 area code.”

*Eastern Time Zone.

Upon testing the legitimacy of this website, by searching for an alternative email of mine, I noted that it does not inform the searcher that the subject of the search is notified a search has been conducted. This means that whoever searched for me did not intend for me to be informed. This is done automatically, without the searcher’s consent or knowledge. I also noted, from searching for my alternative email address, that it accurately identified the city from which I conducted the search.

In essence, I feel confident in the validity of the information the website provided me in regards to the location of the person who searched for me. I also feel confident that the person did not know I would be informed a search had been conducted, nor that I would know where the search was conducted from.

Now. This search against me was conducted only minutes after I had submitted a complaint against GitHub, and a member of GitHub’s staff in particular. This search was conducted from the county in which GitHub is stationed. Based upon these two facts, I am left to conclude that the person who searched for, and assumedly through, my social media profiles was in fact an employee of GitHub, and likely the person who received my email of complaint.

 

 

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UPDATE FROM @RogueStarGamez:

https://twitter.com/RogueStarGamez/status/518577888669753344

 

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  • Megamatics

    That’s a pretty egregious breach of consumer trust. How can they have a staff member who abuses his power to force political beliefs onto people ?, It’s totally unfair and would damage the image of Github outright.

  • Z to the P

    Shit is fucked up.

  • Thidran

    Not just one staff member: See https://twitter.com/dreww (Archived the highlights already though).

  • tz1

    GitHypocrisy? They host exploits. They host things like popcorntime.
    But a mere archive of links documenting the history – like a reporter’s notebook? That is intolerable.

  • tz1

    https://github.com/blog/1823-results-of-the-github-investigation

    A female employee made accusations. And pulled the rug out from Under them, literally:
    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/03/after_bossy_is_eliminated_meritocracy_may_be_next_on_the_feminist_ban_list.html

    I can’t find the other side post written by Github employees, but it describes something different.

  • tz1

    I’ll give them a while to respond – I wonder if they waited for the weekend.

    https://thestandardoutput.com/2013/10/how-to-migrate-a-git-repository-from-github-to-gitorious/

  • tz1
  • HaakonKL

    This is NOTHING new.

    Remember when the Feminist Software Foundation was banned off a bunch of these sites?

  • Voice of Reason

    The silver lining of this dark cloud: They are getting nervous because GG is threatening their advertisement gravy train. These anti-GG idiots don’t understand that shitting on the game-product consumer base will directly fuck with their advertiser’s sales if said advertisers remain associated with these SJW scumbags.

    Marxist social engineers cannot win against their free-market opponents if they themselves, rely on that money to pay the bills.

    • These folks aint Marxists.
      They’re the exact kind of elite that Marx despised, they just have a different agenda that “make all the money”

      • Voice of Reason

        I should have typed “Cultural Marxists.” Their ulterior motive might be pure narcissistic parasitism, but their method is as I described.

        • I suppose I can concede, though I despise the term “cultural marxist” and think it overused and empty.
          I otherwise agree with you 😛

          • A Real Libertarian

            I must say Cultural Marxists and National Socialists are very similar.

            Both are predominantly from the Upper-Middle Class.

            Both attempt to use class analysis on something inborn (race, gender) rather then ownership of the means of production.

            Both despise the Proletariat.

            Both insist they’re socialists anyway.

            Both believe their enemies are simultaneously pathetically subhuman (Untermensch, Basement-Dwelling Shitlords) and all powerful (the Jews control everything, the Patriarchy is responsible for everything bad).

            Both have undying hatred for those of the “superior” group who do not toe the line (Race Traitor! Internalized Misogyny!).

            Both have compound names that don’t really make sense when looked at closely and sound awfully Orwellian (Democratic Republic, National Socialist, Cultural Marxist).

  • Nanowired

    Can we add that they started trying to dox everyone who wrote in to complain?

  • Jay

    The best way to get the government on your ass and piss off customers is to decide to be their parent…

    This ensures you no future success and a lot of time to think about your decisions with a cell mate.

    Not a good idea…

  • Mr0303

    These idiots have seriously not heard of the Streisand effect. If it wasn’t for the articles attacking gamers and the MASS censorship GamerGate wouldn’t be as strong as it is now.

  • Burn Ender

    Honestly, none of this is surprising. I’ve watched MRA’s and Feminists battle over the internet for the past few years and this is dejavu. A year and a half ago, a feminist organization called “WAM(Women’s Action Media, I think)” co-opted facebook and began censoring Mens Activists, several were suspended for 24 hours after posting articles that refuted feminist statistics on rape.

    This blew up in the mainstream media, it caused facebook to eventually back down somewhat, even though they still allow misandry and quickly pull anything critical of feminists. The feminists also were able to get one of their cronies inside of Norton Symantic’s to classify MRA sites as “hate sites” which blocked them on search engines. This is the same thing, feminists have their cronies at github and used them to censor #gamergate content.

    Let me be clear, I am not a MRA but I have taken a great interest and followed the clashes between MRA’s and Feminists. I see a lot of the same behavior in the anti-GG people as I see with their clashes. I even went back almost a decade and studied how feminists have behaved on the internet using censorship to their advantage when dealing with people of rational thinking or dissent.

    They can’t handle rational discourse, they will pull all the stops they can to bully #GG.

    • I’d like to hear more about your studies.

      • Burn Ender

        Their doxing people of GG makes sense, they’ve doxxed one of the most prominent Anti-feminists on youtube named Karen Straughen(GirlWritesWhat) they also doxxed JohnTheOther(John Hembling), they even called his work to try and get him fired. Karen eventually started using her real name since then due to the doxxing. Karen also received many threats from feminists since then.

        This past June, the mens rights movement wanted to hold an international mens conference in Detroit at the “Double Tree Hotel” and alleged feminists called in threats and threatened their staff. “Double Tree Hotel” eventually pulled out. The initial letter that was sent

        http://www.avoiceformen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/05/AVFM-Security-Letter-REDACTED.pdf

        Later on, after a follow up article had been published, more light was shined on the incident that indicated sabotage from the inside.

        http://www.avoiceformen.com/a-voice-for-men/is-doubletree-downtown-hilton-dangerously-negligent-or-just-a-bunch-of-scheming-liars/

        Part of note:

        “We finally did locate the company we had to do business with, and a
        very nice lady there was preparing a quote for us when, lo and behold,
        in the middle of that process, she informed us that her boss had
        instructed her not to do business with us. Yes, we have that on a
        recorded phone call, which will be the subject of another (of many)
        future articles on our dealings with the DoubleTree Downtown Hilton in
        Detroit, Michigan.

        So, as it turns out, while in the middle of meeting the security
        demands of the Hilton, someone stepped in to sabotage that, making it
        literally impossible for us to comply, giving the Hilton the excuse to
        pull the plug.

        Gee, wonder who was behind that?”

        Now I’m not sure if the guy at Github is a feminist, he might just be a useful idiot, a white knight, a servant. The typical tactic is always infiltrate and sabotage, either by another feminist or by a white knight male who are just useful idiots for these people. That is the main reason why they want GAMR. If GAMR was formed, they’d co-opt it just like Digra and kick people out, just like Rebecca Watson did when she shit up the Atheism community with Atheism plus.

        Also, the main reason why they want leaders, is so they can dig back into that persons internet history and take everything they can out of context to discredit them. Right now, you better believe these people are trying to find out who Sargon, IA, Mundane Matt is, their real names, just so they can find the smallest thing to blow up out of context and start rolling the hit pieces.

  • Tyrannikos

    I wasn’t even the one who got searched up by GitHub and I feel fucking gross. It’s this kind of shit that makes me want to delete all my social media profiles and start over on the internet the best I can.