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The Guardian
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Parent Company Guardian Media Group
Owner Guardian Media Group
Editor-in-Chief Alan Rusbridger
Ethics Policy [1]
Boycotted? Yes


The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.

Role in GamerGate

The Guardian has published numerous one-sided articles portraying GamerGate as a hate campaign and condemning actions ostensibly related to it. The comments sections of articles is often heavily moderated in order to silence dissenting views.[1]

Articles done by The Guardian involving Gamergate

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Jason Wilson denied the existence of Cultural Marxism and compared Gamergate followers to Norwegian shooter Anders Breivik.[1] Wilson had followed Shanley Kane one day before. Wilson had also supported Vox when it justified the Charlie Hebdo massacre.[2]

Allegations of collusion with Leigh Alexander

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Collected Research

From 8chan:[2]

Leader 03/14/17 (Tue) 17:19:34 136381 No.330337
Everything links back to the Guardian.
Much of the clique goes back to Edge Magazine in the early 2000s. Edge's Keith Stewart is now the Guardian's games editor. Keith Stewart started the #WeLoveGameDevs hashtag campaign to cover up the fallout on the industry from the Zoe Post.
The tweet:
Reports crediting Stewart:
News organizations participating in the coverup:
Guardian technology editor Jemima Kiss told staff "Leigh will be coming in to morning conference to talk about Gamergate." Leigh Alexander was then given a writing job at the Guardian and thrown out when they were done using her.
The writers for Five out of Ten Magazine include Depression Quest contributor Patrick Lindsey, Silverstring's Zoya Street, and the Guardian's Tauriq Moosa.
In 2013 the Guardian's Charles Arthur published an article about sexism in gaming based on one comment made by a fake account named Veronika Larsson.
The Guardian's Chris Priestman wrote a fluff piece for Silverstring.
The Guardian published "Anna Anthropy and the Twine revolution."
The Guardian publishes Jenn Frank.
The Guardian quotes srhbutts.*
The Guardian quoted Mark Bernstein to falsely claim that ArbCom was banning all feminist editors.
Nafeez Ahmed of Insurge Intelligence came out of nowhere to write a hit piece claiming ", the central hive of GamerGate, is an active pedophile network." Ahmed writes for Vice Motherboard and also for Middle East Eye which was funded by Guardian writer David Hearst
The Guardian is one of the outlets promoting the never-finished government-funded non-game Walden
The Guardian announced the formation of the DERP Institute, a social research partnership of Reddit, Fark, Imgur, Twitch, and StackExchange, the same day of its launch.
The Guardian described Jessica Valenti of the Berkman Center as "one of the top 100 inspiring women in the world"
The Guardian's senior editor and partnerships strategy director Amanda Michel also worked at the Berkman Center as communications director from 2004-2006. She had leading positions in the Howard Dean and John Kerry campaigns and co-founded the New Organizing Institute.
FitzGibbon Media was a PR firm that represented the Guardian. Trevor FitzGibbon was the New Mexico communications director for the Obama 2008 campaign and his organization was involved in some shady work
The Guardian was among the media outlets accusing Sad Puppies of being a white male campaign, and promoted NK Jemison as "the fantasy writer upending the 'racist and sexist status quo'"
The Guardian's Connie St. Louis wrote "stop defending Tim Hunt" about the space scientist who was forced to apologise for wearing a Barbarella shirt that a lady friend had designed for him.
The Guardian promoted Ellen Pao.
The Guardian was among the news organizations that wrote hit pieces on Palmer Luckey for supporting Trump.
The Guardian appointed Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia to its board. Wales has been seen with George Soros and a representative of DMI Trust / Ithmaar Bank.
The Guardian has a history of encouraging antisemitism and banning anyone who objects to it.
The Guardian is the largest recipient of advertising revenue from HSBC. The Guardian is owned by the Scott Trust whose board includes Anthony Salz, executive vice chairman of Rothschild, and Dame Liz Forgan, deputy board chair of British Museum which is sponsored by HSBC. HSBC laundered money for Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz of al-Raji Bank which was part of Osama bin Laden's Golden Chain network of key financiers and whose US operations were known as the SAAR Foundation or Safa Group. "HSBC went on to launder money for Mexican and Colombian drug-cartels, criminal syndicates run out of foreign embassies, and countries under US sanctions like Iran and North Korea."
The Rockefellers, the Scardino family, and the British branch of Gamergate Leader 08/14/17 (Mon) 17:48:11 fd8fdf No.331045
File: b9e4317063e7d6a⋯.jpg (178.92 KB, 1024x768, 4:3, scar.jpg)
>> 330337
> Everything links back to the Guardian.
According to a report by Richard Pendlebury of the Daily Mail, the Media Standards Trust tried to usurp and replace the authority of the Press Complaints Commission. Pendlebury says they used a bogus research report and fake news reports in the Guardian to buff up their credentials, and were given unusually favorable coverage by the BBC.
Key figures include:
* David Bell - chairman of the Financial Times
* Julia Middleton - of Demos, Rockefeller Brothers, Common Purpose
* Helena Kennedy - President of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and board member of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue
* Albert Scardino - Executive editor of the Guardian 2002-2004

Vice and HBO

The Guardian established a partnership with Vice Media and HBO in December 2016. [3]

Global Development Advisory Panel

The Guardian's Global Development Advisory Panel[4] is sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and includes Ethan Zuckerman, a Wikimedia Foundation board member who was accused in the Literally Who thread [5] of involvement in Gamergate.

  • Bono of the band U2, co-founder of
  • Ha-Joon Chang, economics professor at the University of Cambridge
  • Paul Collier, economics professor at Oxford, former director of development at the World Bank (1998-2003)
  • Alison Evans, director of the Overseas Development Institute
  • Jayati Ghosh, Professor of economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, school of social sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Dr. Teguest Guerma, Director general of Amref
  • Dr. Saleemul Huq, Senior fellow of the Climate Change Group of the International Institute for Environment and Development
  • Marieme Jamme of SpotOne Global Solutions
  • Martin Khor Kok Peng of the South Centre
  • Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, vice-chairman of the World Economic Forum and business partner of George Soros
  • Richard Manning, Chairman of the Institute of Development Studies
  • Dr. Christie Peacock. Chief executive of Farm-Africa
  • TMS Ruge, Co-founder of Project Diaspora
  • Jeffrey D. Sachs: Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, professor of health policy and management at Columbia University, and co-founder of the Millennium Promise Alliance
  • Amartya Sen, professor of economics and philosophy at Harvard University
  • Dr Vandana Shiva, environmentalist and author
  • Clare Short, former international development secretary
  • Rose Shuman, CEO of Question Box
  • Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, CEO of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)
  • Dr Danny Sriskandarajah, Director of The Royal Commonwealth Society
  • Laura Turquet, Manager and co-author of Unifem report Progress of the World's Women
  • Kevin Watkins, Director of Unesco's Education for All Global Monitoring Report
  • Mark Weisbrot, Co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • Ethan Zuckerman, Senior researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society


The Guardian is owned by the Scott Trust Limited.

Past officers of the Scott Trust have included:[6]

  • Alexander Graham, 2012-2021
  • Sir Anthony Michael Vaughan Salz, 2009-2020
  • David Skipwith Pemdel, 2015-2019
  • Philip Mark Trantor, 2012-2017
  • William Nicholas Hutton, 2008-2017
  • Dr. Sushil Baldev Wadhwani, 2015-2016
  • Heather Stewart, 2011-2016
  • Alan Charles Rusbridger, 2008-2016
  • Dame Elizabeth Anne Lucy Forgan, 2008-2016
  • Andrew Arthur Miller, 2010-2015
  • Dr. Andrew Winston Mawdsley Graham, 2008-2015
  • Jonathan Scott, 2008-2015
  • Maleiha Malik, 2008-2014
  • Geraldine Proudler, 2009-2013
  • Philip Edward Boardman, 2008-2012
  • Lawrence Brian Elliott, 2008-2011
  • Carolyn Julia McCall, 2008-2010

As of 2021, the board of the Scott Trust includes:[6]

  • Emily Jane Bell, 2012-
  • Catherine Alice Howarth, 2015-
  • Stuart Graham Profitt, 2015-
  • Vivian Luisa Schiller, 2015-
  • Russell James Scott, 2015-
  • Ole Jacob Sunde, 2015-
  • Katharine Sophie Viner, 2015-
  • Nils Martin Pratley, 2016-
  • Stephen John Godsell, secretary, 2017-
  • David Adetayo Olusoga, 2018-
  • Matthew Conrad Ryder, 2020-
  • Mary Ann Sieghart, 2020-
  • Annette Christina Thomas, 2020-

Standards, and lacks thereof

Former Guardian writer Kate Bevan wrote a guide to smearing subjects with false accusations. As summarized by Mike Cernovich: [7]

Step 1. When writing about someone, put in something true. Then "Throw in a false anecdote or two. Then, when you've got things suitably warmed up, the fun can begin."
Step 2. "And do it in a space they don't control. It's no good doing it on their Facebook page or blog, where they can delete comments."
Step 3. Write an article where reader comments are not allowed.

The website Comment Is Free Watch was launched to criticize the Guardian's practice of censoring user comments which supported Israel. CiFWatch changed its name to UK Media Watch and was absorbed into CAMERA.

CiFWatch sarcastically reported on Avaaz as:[8]

the “progressive” (Guardian approved) group, Avaaz – astroturfing for Hamas.

Craig Murray[9] and Paul Craig Roberts[10] have accused the Guardian of telling "deliberate lies" about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

The Guardian denounced critics of the White Helmets.[11]


  1. Image showing Guardian censorship of comment section
  1. Jason Wilson, 'Cultural Marxism': a uniting theory for rightwingers who love to play the victim, The Guardian, 19 January 2015
  2. Dwavenhobble, The Guardian Journalist who compared Gamergate to Anders Breivik followed some-one interesting just before publishing the hit piece,
  3. Mark Sweney, Guardian announces partnership with Vice, 8 December 2016,
  4. *Global development advisory panel, The Guardian,
  5. literally WHOOOOOOOOOOOO, thread on 8chan,
  6. 6.0 6.1 Officers of Scott Trust, accessed April 7 2021,
  7. Mike Cernovich, Kate Bevan (Formerly) of the Guardian Admits to Journalistic Fraud, April 14, 2015
  8. IsraeliNurse, Presenting the “progressive” (Guardian approved) group, Avaaz – astroturfing for Hamas., UK Media Watch, October 19 2011,
  9. Craig Murray, Extraordinary and Deliberate Lies from the Guardian, September 23 2018,
  10. Paul Craig Roberts, There Is No Case Against Julian Assange So Lies Take the Place of Evidence, November 28 2018,
  11. The Guardian, White Helmets, and Silenced Comment, BS News,