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The Verge | Game Developer Zoe Quinn Speaks In Congressional Briefing About Online Abuse

(04/15/2015) Today's briefing was held by the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, the National Council of Women’s Organizations, and the National Organization for Women, in partnership with Massachusetts Representative Katherine Clark. Quinn, who has been outspoken in her criticism of GamerGate despite subsequent rape and death threats, spoke about how the difficulty that comes with speaking out against abuse. "It’s difficult to speak out if you don’t have the support to speak out," she said. The developer has already pushed to make it easier for victims of abuse to press the issue, launching Crash Override, an anti-abuse task force, earlier this year.

Quinn was joined by three other experts in the field: Michelle Garcia, director of the Stalking Resource Center; John Wilkinson, attorney advisor at AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women; and Danielle Keats Citron, author of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace.

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