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Online Attack – Brianna Wu receives attacks

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Another female developer falls victim to cyber attacks on twitter. She now fears for her life after her horrific threats via Twitter. Wu has now become the third high-profile developer to fall victim of misogynistic elements that prevade the GameGate movement.

Prior to Wu fleeing her home, developer Zoe Quinn and video game commentator Anita Sarkeesian experienced similar online harassment in response to their work and because they have vaginas.

On Saturday, Wu received a barrage of particularly graphic threats, which prompted her to call the police. Prior to the threats she had been sharing images that critiqued the whole GamerGate movement. Shortly after threats of rape and murder had been issued, Wu reported the incident to the police, and she and her husband fled their home; the person issuing the threats had published Wu’s home address.

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Wu has since been in contact with the FBI as well as the Boston police department.

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Source: Polygon

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