CON Still A Trusted Twitter Partner After Wiki Notes Harassment, Doxing
(Last Updated On: September 10, 2016)

Crash Override Network, the abuse specialist network that was formed by Zoe Quinn and Alex Lifschitz, recently had chat logs leaked that revealed that some members of the group were partaking in doxing and harassment. These revelations ended up having the official Wikipedia page amended to include these details, but so far the network is still listed as a Trusted Partner of Twitter.

Following articles detailing Crash Override Network’s – oftentimes shortened to CON – harassment, doxing and sabotage by outlets like Heat Street and the Washington Examiner at the end of August, Wikipedia was forced to make amendments to the Crash Override Network article highlighting the chat leaks that unsheathed the true nature of the organization’s intentions and operations. The Wikipedia entry for Crash Override Network now reads…

“An August 2016 leak of the group’s internal chat logs suggested some members participated in doxing and harassment of Gamergate supporters.[13] Ian Miles Cheong says he was a member of the chat group and that the logs are genuine.[14]”

This update didn’t go through without adverse persistence from a certain Wikipedia editor going by the handle of PeterTheFourth.

According to Peter, none of the sources reporting on the Crash Override Network leaks were considered reputable and he suggested waiting for other “reputable” outlets to report on the news. The CON leaks have already been sent to many of the outlets that Wikipedia deems “reputable”, such as Eurogamer, Polygon, Gamasutra and IGN, but said outlets have opted not to report on the leaks.

During the debate Peter repeatedly claimed to hold off on including any coverage of the Crash Override Network leaks until other resources report on it, writing on the Wikipedia talk page

“If this is an actual, newsworthy story worth coverage here, it will be picked up and reported on by a reputable, reliable source. All you need to do is wait- there’s no point forcing it through now with unreliable sources.”

The other Wikipedia editors vehemently reproached Peter for not giving ample reasons for saying why the sources were not reliable.

When some users attempted to originally add the CON chat leaks to the article, Peter made various edits to remove them at first until finally being out maneuvered by the other editors to get the revisions to stay, as noted on the article’s edit history. This is not surprising given that the CON chat leaks revealed that Crash Override Network had direct access to Wikipedia editors in order to have changes made to articles to portray the organization and its members in the most positive light as possible.

Nevertheless, now that the statements of harassment and doxing have been included in the Wikipedia entry of Crash Override Network and multiple sources have reported on the organization having been involved with harassment, the next big question is: why are they still considered a trusted partner by Twitter?

If you check Twitter’s Trusted Partners page they state that the global collaboration with various organizations is for “Creating a safe, secure, and enjoyable environment for our users”. Crash Override Network is listed as an expert under the United States tab for “Offensive speech” that relates to offensive speech and harassment.

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, was notified about the discrepancy of having an organization listed as a “trusted partner” for offensive speech and harassment after their members were involved with doxing and harassing those associated with #GamerGate, so we’ll see if Twitter amends the Trusted Partner list or issues some sort of statement to address the situation.

(Main image courtesy of Molestia)

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  • Andrew_M_Swallow

    CON will have to be prosecuted (or sued) sometime. Since it has been told Twitter may be committing accessory to this bad behaviour.

  • anopolis

    so…twitter..whilst taking the high holy rollin stance of defending the little guy ignores what is quite obviously a dirty turd?…seems noone is all they say they are. You really can’t trust anyone..and I know this for a fact cause I’m a ninja.

    • With the way social media is run these days, I would trust a ninja at my back with a knife in hand more than I would Twitter or Facebook.

  • Megamatics

    Well, it’s all a den of corruption. Twitter, CON, and Feminist frequency are conning the audience they keep between them for money. I feel things are finally starting to die down, because the stories are simply not true. How long were they expecting to hide behind their Veil of corruption? the truth always comes to light eventually. This might nix those efforts by Hillary to claim the internet is part of the the Alt-right.

  • Alistair

    It needs 1 mighty shares crash for twitter to come sceaming. The same as facebook and google youtube Pro SJW stance.

    Call me critical i do not support censorship of freedom of speech. Remember “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me”

    It looks like feminazis and males feminazis SJWs Have forgotten that phrase.

    Edit: SJWs pharse “Stick and stones will break my bones and words Will harm me”


    • C G Saturation

      Just get a woman to accuse Jack Dorsey of sexual harassment. He’ll get kicked out, situation resolved. Maybe.

  • Alistair

    It not surprising really as twitter has become what it is a SJW cesspit, i often think of quitting twitter and if many people do the same twitter will sit up and notice.

    Twitter has because a cesspit whan they introduced the trust and safety council.

    There no need for it there this little feature called block if you offered just fucking block them. Because any SJW comment to me i WOULD Block them.

    • Michael Marquardt

      That’s why I never made a twitter account. It’s where all the twits go these days.

      • Alistair

        It was alright at one time gamergate did minimum damage to Gawker but the hunkster did a fatal blow.

        Then it went downhill like twitter shares, you cant criticism of some-One now call me a Fat hairy arse would consider a hate offensive crime.

        Opps i commited a hate crime of myself i shall handed myself in, in the proper time. I called my self a Fat hairy arse.

        If you think im joking then your right because every thing under hate speech is a joke so using 1 self as a example hurt no-One but myself.

      • C G Saturation

        I never liked Twitter because so much meaning is lost when you try to compress language, especially with how everyone keeps trying to simplify specialized terms to have generic meaning.

        Because of that, Twitter feels like a platform for getting offended. It’s super easy to take things out of context on there and rage.

        I think it’s only somewhat acceptable in languages like Japanese, because you can write a decent amount of text. Even then, I still don’t understand how people deal with Twitter feeds. So many people posting mundane stuff, just like with Facebook.

        • This sums up my thoughts on Twitter. The 140 character limit forces people to be blunt, shrewd, crass and impolite when trying to convey their points, creating more conflict and aggression than anything else, especially in regards to serious issues.

          • Michael Marquardt

            That’s what happens when you leave out descriptive adjectives and grammatical modifiers in favor of cramming maximum content into a message. Then they can fight over the lack of modifiers. An epic failure in communication.

    • FlamingoJet

      Operation Blacklist Twitter

      • Alistair

        Nice ring to it that is.

    • C G Saturation

      Trust and safety councils are such a convenient excuse to censor stuff under the guise of protecting special snowflake feelings.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Not surprising at all. The people running Twitter are biased & corrupt as hell.

  • scemar

    meanwhile Milo is still banned because he pissed of jack dorsey

    • C G Saturation

      Increasingly disturbing trend of popular service owners being unprofessionally infantile and biased. Again reminds me of how people told me “things get better after school” when in reality it’s even worse.

      • scemar

        there’s going to be a tipping point sooner or later

        a moment where their double standards which have been exposed and documented are brought to the law

        mike cernovich has said he is logging instances of abuse he receives from people twitter refuses to address due to those double standards, sjw or “underprivileged” people and that sort

        and he’s said that if twitter came against him and banned him as they did to Milo, for no real reason, just out of spite, he would take legal actions and with the evidence he already has it’d be undeniable that twitter is discriminating

        so it’s just a matter of time until something happens

        all those modern sillicon valley royalties of the net do whatever they want because they’ve never been put under scrutiny so they behave like sjw circlejerks freely

        • C G Saturation

          Yeah, I just can’t imagine how it’ll unfold at this point. There are a hell of a lot of naive people who think Twitter and Facebook are the best thing evar and will probably never detach themselves from those services.

          • Michael Marquardt

            I think it is more likely the censors will cannibalize themselves with censorship long before any litigation. Cuntry Living is proof of that.

      • Michael Marquardt

        That’s because the people who told you things get better after school are all dead now. They’ve been replaced by the people you went to school with.

        • C G Saturation


  • C G Saturation

    The important thing to realize here is that Twitter itself cannot be trusted. It really disgusts me that companies like Facebook and Twitter that repeatedly breach basic human rights, abuse innocent people and protect the corrupt, are intertwined with EVERYTHING in EVERY COUNTRY.

    I mean, can you imagine the implications of a single globally-intertwined company or service going corrupt? I’d imagine it’d get to a point where even if they do terrible things, nobody would be able to or want to switch to another service. That’s how it feels right now.

    It’s probably similar to how I keep hearing that in the U.S. everything is owned by the same very few parent companies, or how the feds screw everyone over because they higher authority.

    Regular people don’t seem to realize that globalism isn’t about getting everyone together in harmony. I wish it was. In reality, it’s about a few assholes gaining absolute power and control over everyone else. If you find that hard to believe, consider this: positions of higher authority and privileges always attract assholes seeking to take advantage for personal gain, at everyone else’s expense. Sadly, that’s the reality. If other people don’t actively get rid of those assholes, they will inevitably corrupt everything.

    • C G Saturation

      So… I just saw this

      “The partner network includes Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, The New York Times, Washington Post, BuzzFeed News, CNN, ABC News of Australia, ProPublica, AFP, The Telegraph, France Info, Breaking News, Le Monde’s Les Decodeurs, International Business Times UK, Eurovision News Exchange and Al Jazeera Media Network.”

      Already stinks to high hell, considering that many of the usual suspects (aka compulsive liars) are on there. Most of them have already been blatantly lying about GamerGate, protecting Hillary, censoring people, supporting harassers and doxxing, pushing false narratives, etc.

      • Wow… just read that story. It’s a who’s who of rabble rousing mainstream propaganda outlets. Just wow. It’s like they’re not even trying to hide anymore who they value in terms of shaping public opinion with biased news.

        • Alistair

          So they now shameless and wash they dirty out in the public eye. Im alright with that because the public would see the lies.

          If they keep it in secret it harder to spot. The question is what misinformation to turn away and what remains.

          That is the question. So far the leaks of CON would be consider as a misinformation and should not be cover.

  • Absolutely no chance that CON will be removed from Twitter’s Trusted Partners.

    SJWs are parasites that feed off each other, are biased to the bone and are the biggest hypocrites on earth.

    I would love to be proved wrong on this, but unfortunately I doubt I will be.

    • Michael Marquardt

      It looks like the online version of DNC and CNN.

      • C G Saturation

        They’re all humping each other, so it’s not surprising.

    • Elilla Shadowheart

      That’s great in my book. Could be something interesting to bring up at a stockholders meeting though, for anyone who’s silly enough to actually own twitter stock.

      • That’s actually a good suggestion. I wonder what would happen if shareholders managed to catch wind that Twitter was officially and willingly supporting an organization who partakes in harassment?