Harassed game developer driven from home after receiving death threats on Twitter

Game developer Brianna Wu and her husband called the police and left their home last night after receiving a credible death threat on Twitter. The threats appear to be the latest in the “Gamergate movement,” which has led to several attacks on those criticizing the treatment of women in video games.

According to posts on Twitter, Wu, who is the head of development at Giant Spacekat, became a subject of attack after posting a series of memes poking fun at Gamergate and its supporters. Posters on the image board 8Chan took the opportunity to attack Wu, before an unidentified person set up a Twitter account for the express purpose of harassing and threatening her. A series of disturbing tweets from the account, which has now been shuttered…

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