[tor-talk] Tor and solidarity against online harassment
jay at opendna.com
Fri Dec 12 10:22:54 UTC 2014
I've been watching the harassment for some months now and I'm glad to see the organization finally steped up. It's a reputation attack on the organization, but the full brunt of it has fallen on one dev.
The primary motivation for the attacks was to discredit Tor with inept concern trolling. That expanded to personal harrassment of one dev, chosen because of her work on Tor, because she is a woman, and because she was accessable. The ring leaders are journalists for a popular news outlet, supported by a mob of #gamergate-like MRA conspiracy fascists.
Related: "I don't take those Pando writers seriously at all. I found the innuendo they spewed to be baseless and reckless. But I answered it." -- Glenn Greenwald
>Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:33:38 -0500
>From: Soul Plane <soulplane11 at gmail.com>
>To: tor-talk at lists.torproject.org
>Subject: Re: [tor-talk] Tor and solidarity against online harassment
>On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 5:07 PM, Roger Dingledine <arma at mit.edu> wrote:
>> I'd like to draw your attention to
>> One of our colleagues has been the target of a sustained campaign of
>> harassment for the past several months. We have decided to publish
>> statement to publicly declare our support for her, for every member
>> our organization, and for every member of our community who
>> this harassment. She is not alone and her experience has catalyzed us
>> action. This statement is a start.
>Where's the harassment, what happened? Does it have to do with her work
>the Tor project? I think if you have any ideals you're going to end up
>harassed at some point. There are a lot of intolerant people out there,
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