Crash Override Network

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Crash Override Network
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Type Company, non-profit since 2015
Leader Zoe Quinn

Crash Override Network (CON) is an online harassment crisis line founded by Zoe Quinn and Alex Lifschitz. The organization is staffed by anonymous volunteers comprised mostly of friends, associates of the founders. CON has spoken at tech companies such as Google and Twitter. CON is even listed as a "Trusted Resource" on Twitter. Zoe Quinn claims that, as of her participation in the U.N. Broadband Commission in September of 2015, CON has handled 'over 1000 cases'. On March 1st 2016, Feminist Frequency and CON partnered up with Feminist Frequency becoming the fiscal sponsor of CON.

Known Members


CON Leaks

In August of 2016, logs from a CON Skype chat were leaked to Bro Team Pill who proceeded to leak them to the general public.[1] The logs were confirmed to be authentic by numerous people involved, including Ian Miles Cheong,[2] Peter Coffin, and Randi Harper.

The logs revealed an extensive amount of unethical behaviour, ranging from simple harassment, to colluding to get pro-GG people fired, to admitting that a prominent figure of anti-GG attempted to frame people with child pornography.

(A full list of the incidents will go here, with full citations on where to find them in the logs)

Media Endorsement

Publication Title Author Publication Date Archived Version
Ars Technica Doxing victim Zoe Quinn launches online “anti-harassment task force” Sam Machkovech 19 January 2015 20:43 UTC (1)
BBC Gamergate abuse target starts help site Kevin Rawlinson 21 January 2015 12:38 UTC (1)
Bostinno Zoe Quinn Launches an Anti-Harassment Task Force in the Wake of GamerGate Rebecca Strong 20 January 2015 3:02 p.m. (1)
The Business Journals Zoe Quinn crowdfunded 'Crash Override' with Patreon Michael del Castillo 20 January 2015 21:23 UTC (1)
Camel City Dispatch Crash Override Pushes Back Against #Gamergate Trolls Michael A. Wiseman 20 January 2015 12:26 p.m. (1)
Computerworld After death threats, Gamergate target starts group to fight online harassment Fred O'Connor 20 January 2015 20:39 UTC (1)
CS Monitor Online harassment targets strike back against abusers. Will it work? Jessica Mendoza 20 January 2015 (1)
Engadget GamerGate target starts online harassment prevention program Timothy J. Seppala 21 January 2015 (1) Zoe Quinn and Alex Lifschitz found Crash Override Dan Pearson 19 January 2015 09:30 UTC (1)
The Guardian Gamergate targets launch anti-harassment network Alex Hern 19 January 2015 13:54 UTC (1)
MCV Zoe Quinn establishes support service for GamerGate victims Ben Parfitt 19 January 2015 15:17 UTC (1)
Naked Security Gamergate target Zoe Quinn launches network to battle online harassment Lisa Vaas 20 January 2015 (1)
The National Monitor Gamergate targets launch Crash Override Network to support online abuse victims Agustin Guerrero 21 January 2015 (1)
PC Gamer GamerGate Targets Launch Online Abuse Support Network Stephanie Mlot 21 January 2015 3:40 p.m. (1) Crash Override anti-harassment support network founded by Zoe Quinn and Alex Lifschitz launches Ewan Aiton 21 January 2015 12:23 UTC (1)
Raw Story Gamergate target Zoe Quinn launches ‘Crash Override’ anti-harassment network Alex Hern 19 January 2015 16:53 UTC (1)
Silicon Republic Gamergate target Zoe Quinn creates online anti-harassment network Colm Gorey 20 January 2015 16:35 UTC (1)
Slashdot Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force" AmiMoJo 20 January 2015 7:37 p.m. (1)
Techaeris Gamergate Victim Launches “Crash Override” Support Network Jason Bouwmeester 21 January 2015 (1)
The Telegraph #Gamergate: Victim of video games trolling launches anti-harrassment network Claire Cohen 21 January 2015 13:46 UTC (1)
The Verge Crash Override wants to help survivors of Gamergate and other online abuse T.C. Sottek 17 January 2015 9:56 a.m. (1)
The Westside Story Gamergate Targets Launch Crash Override Network Online Abuse Support System Ambika Choudhary Mahajan 21 January 2015 2:22 p.m. (1)
Wired Gamergate Target Zoe Quinn Launches Anti-Harassment Support Network Laura Hudson 20 January 2015 9:55 a.m. (1)

See Also

Zoe Quinn

Operation: You Have Smoking Guns


  1. Host of the .rar file which contains the leaked chat logs