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The FBI's Colossal Failure Investigating GamerGate

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A member of Reddit GamerGate hub KotakuinAction filed a Freedom of Information Act request for documents pertaining to the FBI s investigation of the online movement which they received last month.

Now those documents have been made public, and amid its 173 heavily-redacted pages is one email chain encapsulating how a year of the Bureau s efforts resulted in exactly zero prosecutions.

The initial complaint in the email thread titled we need an update on our case was filed by a woman in Massachusetts—game developer and Congressional hopeful Brianna Wu, according to a statement obtained by The Verge, who was doxxed, threatened, and sent photos of mutilated dogs by those within the movement.

Though nearly all of the message has been redacted, four sentences remain.

The FBI appeared to find a lead on a bomb threat and interviewed the suspect who admitted he had, called her at least 40- 50 times with threats.

Though the suspect claimed to have never made any bomb threats he thought it credible that someone else in the chat group could have done it.

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