#GamerGate: Journalist Allegedly Outed As Twitter Harasser Sending Death Threats


The #GamerGate movement has been labeled as a lot of nasty things over the course of the past couple of months, but the tide is changing thanks to gamers adapting to the times. It’s been an amazing ride seeing how gamers have had to evolve as vigilante journalists to do the job that the press is supposed to do. What does this mean? It means that one of the people sending harassment, threats and abuse over Twitter is potentially one amongst the journalists who have lambasted #GamerGate as a “hate” and “misogynist” machine.

Citizen journalists and 8chan #GamerGaters have been working hard to uncover one of the harassers who have been attacking Anita Sarkeesian on Twitter. It turns out that it’s not someone fighting against harassment and supporting ethics in journalism through #GamerGate, it’s allegedly someone who is in the business of selling click-bait on a Brazilian blog.

The individual who has been attached to the threats supposedly had his IP address flagged while he was posting on Twitter. One user traced the IP address back to a certain Mateus Prado Sousa, as described in a Twitlonger post. This Mateus Prado Sousa has allegedly been linked to a NSFW twitter account that has been shutdown (the link to the Twitter account can be viewed in the Twitlonger post). The account posted some of the following, inflammatory media:

The link constantly being re-posted in the Twitter feed leads to the blog site Celebrinando. As you can see in the image below, Mateus – in the article on Celebrinando – links to Tweets that go back to a suspended account, AnitaOfJesus, which is one of the accounts used to harass certain individuals.

Furthermore, Anita and others pointed out that the multiple accounts allegedly from Mateus were doing nothing but trolling, including the Twitter account @CelebrinandoRJ, which Mateus has claimed is the only Twitter account he has. When I asked him about the other accounts, he simply stated…

“I have just one Twitter profile […] Others like Anita’s fake is not me.”

Nevertheless, check out the accusations against Mateus below.

Additionally, before the AnitaOfJesus account was suspended, there was a tweet indicating that there were more accounts designed to harass and send threats to Sarkeesian, with one of the tweets noting the following…

The link in the profile description takes you to the Celebrinando website.

Mateus Prado Sousa has supposedly been reported to the FBI, after Twitter user @Sanc sent in the appropriate information.

I’m curious how the media will handle this and what Mateus will have to say in light of all the information that speaks out against him? For now he states that he isn’t responsible for those other accounts that harass and attack Sarkeesian.

(Main image courtesy of MyBroadband.co.za)


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26 thoughts on “#GamerGate: Journalist Allegedly Outed As Twitter Harasser Sending Death Threats

  1. This is absolutely disgusting, I wonder what reason he had to do this sort of thing. Maybe it was fun for him on some level, honestly it isn’t really a clever prank or funny in any dark sense.

    1. If he is tied to a website that generates ad revenue the goal of the harrasment would be to drive traffic and make money. In the process of doing so this person has made anyone who associates with the gamergate tag look like a bunch of villains in the eyes of the “opposition”

      1. I don’t need Anita for morals. Mine are just fine as they are thank you. If you are old enough to understand what she is peddling you should already have a strong sense of moral character and if you don’t…you have bigger issues.

        I don’t subscribe to the Sarkeesian moral code. The moral code of inclusion except when its inconvenient, the moral code of making minorities who disagree with her prove they are actually minorities..no thanks.

        I believe all people deserve basic respect but if they do something to lose that respect that’s on them not me. I believe people should be free to express themselves however they see fit. If someone disagrees that’s fine move on don’t attack them and insult like like Anita does. I don’t believe we need to change the things people like because they might exclude someone because the very act of changing them will cause further exclusion.

        No…Ms Sarkeesian can keep her morals to herself thank you very much. Perhaps if she wasn’t a con artists who found a really easy way to make money while also being able to shut down any opinion that isn’t Hers with words like sexism and mysoginy and ableism and whatever else. Sorry but no I’m a strong minded individual who isn’t going to be conned by some person who’s failed at this same game in other forms of media, not going to be conned by someone who is constantly misleading people and taking things out of all context. Sorry…but no.

      2. Blah blah blah stop threatening my self-entitlement blah blah blah there is no godwin’s law blah blah blah blame the victim blah blah blah

  2. I hope that if this guy is responsible that he gets caught and faces the consequences. Genuine harassment should not be tolerated by *anyone*.

    That being said, we have to keep in mind that many in the Gaming Morality Force and their allies in the Green Tea Party, consider ‘harassment’ to mean as well- ‘Anything anyone said to me that I don’t *like*.’ Just like they consider misogyny to also mean- ‘Anytime you call a woman out on her crap.’

    At The Escapist, we’ve had multiple users harp on us because the primary motive for looking into this was not to ‘save Anita S.’, but to clear Gamergate’s name.

    Get that? People are attempting to slam GG for helping to actually find a genuine harasser (something the journalists were unwilling to do) because they didn’t like the MOTIVE.

    Can’t win for losing I guess.

    1. People are just upset because if they stop to self-reflect they have to admit that we’ve done more to attempt to stop harassment than they have. In order to continue feeling superior they have to use a reason to turn a blind eye to this fact.

  3. Can I just ask one question? I hate to spoil the party but, I saw the examples, were those those the worst things that he said about her?? Seriously.

  4. I can confirm that I also reported that son of a bitch to the FBI. I sincerely hope he is investigated and prosecuted.

  5. What’s that? Gamergate is about harassment? OK keep spinning that narrative. The thread is getting smaller by the second.

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