Imzy Censors Crash Override Network Leaks, Calls It Harassment

Several #GamerGate communities and the recent Crash Override Network leaks were shut down and barred from being posted on the social media network, Imzy. The reason for the company taking action against the communities and the leaks? Well, because they stated that it violated their terms of service regarding harassment.

An online user going by the handle of Netscape shared images where the three communities he ran on Imzy called GamerGaters, GamerGate Debates and #TorrentialDownpour were all archived following a notice from Imzy after posting up the Crash Override Network leaked chat logs. The logs were made available at the end of August, revealing that the anti-abuse organization has partaken in harassment, doxing and sabotage.

According to an image shared from his Imzy profile, the communities were shut down on September 9th along with his account.

As noted by Imzy in the e-mail, the reason for the systemic archiving of the communities and the removal of the Crash Override Network leaks was due to harassment. The notice reads…

“Your post Zoe Quinn and CON associates planned to attack Milo Yiannopoulos with libel lawsuits was removed by the community leaders for the following reason: The nature of this post is against our anti-harassment policy.”

According to Imzy’s community policy, they mention that users should not engage in harassment, stating…

“Don’t harass others. Harassment is defined as “a course of conduct directed at a specific person that causes substantial emotional distress in such person and serves no legitimate purpose” or “words, gestures, and actions which tend to annoy, alarm and abuse (verbally) another person” (Source Black’s Law Dictionary). Do not engage in or provide a platform for harassment of users or communities. Harassment will not be tolerated.”

Netscape was curious as to how posting about the Crash Override Network leaks – showing that the supposed anti-harassment organization was engaging in targeted harassment – could be labeled as harassment?

I attempted to reach out to Imzy for an explanation of why they removed the post and why the other related #GamerGate communities were shut down, but as of the writing of this article they have not responded.

This isn’t the first time that Imzy censored posts relating to #GamerGate. Back on August 22nd they also
censored other content relating to #GamerGate, with Netscape posting a thread about it on Kotaku In Action. As the image below reveals, a post related to SJWs and censoring video games was removed on the grounds that it was inciting harassment on another platform, namely Twitter.

So far there is still no explanation from them how making a post containing factual data of an organization participating in harassment falls within their community policy as being targeted harassment. It seems obvious that certain kinds of information just isn’t tolerated on some platforms, no matter how factual or truthful the information is.


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  • Aguirre Camarena Quiahuitzin

    Wen they say it’s the current year, they mean 1984

  • anopolis

    May their proverbial house burn down

  • Grey

    If you inform people about CONs elaborate plans to harass and destroy the careers of people they do not like, that might lead to some of those people going out and harassing the members of CON in retribution.

    And clearly protecting the members of CON is vastly more important than protecting any of their potential targets. Remember, there are no bad tactics, only bad targets. CON is a bad target. They pick they good targets.

  • Alistair

    So it confirms it that SJWs are batshit crazy, the word harrasment has gotten a new meaning it’s not about trolling, being rather nasty etc etc.

    If you point out any wrong doing that the new harrasment also me calling Imzy crazy would consider harrasment.

    The question is how other website cover this, is pointing Out harrasment harrasment?. Having opposite views is harrasment “How Dare you question me my sanity” Has anybody test this in court because it wil be thown out.

  • Gerg Arata

    First i’ve heard of this “Imzy”

    • Cats736

      It’s Reddit-esk safe space for special snowflakes.

      • C G Saturation

        Sounds like Reddit.

  • C G Saturation

    Everyone but the real harassers are harassers. We’ve regressed so far back, that everything is backwards.

    Also never heard of Imzy, but they’re protecting harassers that take pleasure in and profit from ruining innocent people’s lives, so they can go fuck themselves.

    • lokitoth

      In Soviet $CurrentYear…

  • Hawk Hopper


    • Bitterbear

      That picture tells me that they’re nothing but pricks.

    • C G Saturation

      And yet they all seem to be the same species/race.

    • durka durka

      So you got a special snowflake that dresses up like a hipster, a pedo with glasses and a piratekin…..all of them have the same skin color.

      Glorious. You cant make this up they are like parodies of themselves.

  • Mr.Towel

    Pointing harassment is harassment in itself… Welcome to the world of 1984 2016!

    • durka durka

      talking about kurds taking back syrian towns from isis and the syrians celebrating is supporting isis, welcome to youtube.

  • scemar

    harassment is just the newest useful word for them
    they’ve diluted its meaning to the point pretty much anything can be labeled harassment, and harassment is justification for shutting down anything

    • That’s what makes them dangerous. They could just point their finger at anything they dislike and call it “harassment”. Every time they do that, the mainstream media, manginas and white knights come rushing in to the rescue.

  • Once again, Sisyphus scenario for GamerGate.

    I wonder if Imzy would have done the same thing if it were SJWs and feminists who posted leaked chat logs of GamerGate conversations?

    • Wisdomcube2000

      Nah, that would have been seen as them “shedding the light” on the dark and extremely violent side of the internet harassment squad known as GG.