Github is a revision control system.

Gamergate Edit

At 4:34 PM on October 3, 2014, Github programmer Jake Boxer deleted the Gamergate news page at the request of Nexxy, decribing it as "a terms of service violation" and "a central point for organizing harassment campaigns."

Example of alleged harassment Edit

At the time of the deletion, the Gamergate page had said:

Current Happenings

Second episode of Radio Nero released.

Intel pulls their ads from Gamasutra! They admit, they try to always do their best.

Patreon CEO considers taking down The Sarkeesian Effect due to "offensive content". Interestingly enough, it seems like he also held a talk at XOXO..

Cracked rejects pro #GamerGate article by Jamie Butterworth.

Attempted doxxing of Chriss Edit

After Twitter user Chriss wrote to Github to complain about the deletion, a Github employee searched his social media profiles. (more)

Dreww's comments Edit

On October 6, 2014, Github employee Drew Woods described the Gamergate investigation as:

"a campaign of sexist whiny Internet babies ... using rape and death threats"

He did not actually provide any evidence of death or rape threats existing though.

Similar controversies Edit

In 2012, Github deleted comments in the node.js community discussing the banning of TheEmpath from the #node.js irc channel.

In December 2013, Github deleted the repository for the programming language C+=.

See also Edit

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