(Here is a passage from her files: “Perhaps it’s no coincidence that one of the highest-profile cases of Internet death threats were made against David Vonderhaar, a video game developer whose studio designed .
Vonderhaar had made a small tweak to the game that apparently displeased some players.
As we’ve listened to Amanda on radio and television, read through the submissions we’ve received on our site, and seen many other commentators—both female and male—add important context to the issue (just a few: Jill Filipovic at Talking Points Memo, Conor Friedersdorf at ), it is ever more clear that online abuse and harassment has permeated all corners of our digital lives.
Just this past week, in the news were stories about Robert Kinney’s harassment case in Texas, the Criado-Perez case in London, the Gregory Alan Elliott case in Toronto.
In the old system, you needed to attach a Facebook, Twitter, or G account to your username; your comments couldn't be seen by the public unless another member gave you kudos, and the mods were able to ban accounts from ever posting again.Not content to confine their threats to a man, the disgruntled players also directed rape threats to Vonderhaar’s daughter.”) And reporting on abuse that female science writers have faced. Danielle Citron, the legal scholar at the University of Maryland that Amanda spoke to at length for the story, had a lot to say about revenge porn sites, and how the people who run them are doing little more than extorting money from others to take down threatening and disturbing material.I’ve wondered if we should have kept those details in the story, too.He would call their house and state that I was rude to them in the store (there wasn't a store).I tried to make a police report, but the cops were definitely not interested even though I showed him stating physical threats and located his IP to a very close address. They wouldn't even give me the paper trail I would need.