|Type: (E)mailing Campaign|
Operation Untechnica is a mailing campaign directed at a United Kingdom based company called Intechnica who are the employers of James Billingham, the creator of the Atheism Plus Block Bot. Gamergate has initially been reluctant to involve Intechnica until it was revealed that they had legally supported James Billingham. The goal of the mailing campaign is to persuade Intechnica's larger clients to terminate their contracts with the company and individuals supporting the Block Bot.
Please be polite and respectful in your emails and make no threats beyond adverse publicity.
Send emails or postal letters to the customers of Intechnica listed below. Use the template email below as a guideline but draft your own text.
Resources - Template Letter / Email
Subject - Complaint about Your Supplier Intechnica Limited
[Your real world name] [and address for credibility boost]
[Date if paper letter]
Dear [Sir / Madam],
I would like to formally complain about your organisation associating with a supplier called Intechnica Limited (Company Number - 07291461), also known as Intechnica UK. Intechnica boast you are a major customer on their website.
Intechnica have an employee called James Billingham. Mr Billingham has boasted of trolling online using the words 'nigger', 'faggot' and in regards to what he describes as 'kiddy porn'. He posted these materials on his blog oolon.co.uk - https://archive.is/lRzKz
Mr Billingham is also the creator of a project called the Block Bot. The Block Bot is highly controversial and if you Google it you can find it has been condemned by prominent figures across the political spectrum. I link below to articles from left and right -
Mr Billingham continues to host the project to this day. The Block Bot is controversial because its administration team (including junior administrators called 'Blockers') have added people for expressly racist reasons or connected to religious / philosophical beliefs. This includes left wing marxist feminists like Beatrix Campbell OBE, Conservative Sun journalists like Louise Mensch and humanists and atheists such as Professor Richard Dawkins. Pragmatically, the large number of journalists and celebrities angered at being on the 'block' list creates a massive reputational risk to those who associate with the Block Bot project.
Mr Billingham has claimed to have received at least some legal advice and support from his employers Intechnica and when offered the opportunity to deny this the directors of Intechnica have not responded, at least tacitly allowing him to put the company's weight behind his project.
This is clearly damaging to your reputation. We ask that you immediately terminate any contract you have with Intechnica.
[Real world name]
Resources - Recipient Details
Channel 4 Chief Executive David Abraham - firstname.lastname@example.org Press - Press_Enquiries@channel4.co.uk Postal Address - Channel 4, 124 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2TX, United Kingdom
ASOS Chief Executive Nick Robertson - email@example.com Press - firstname.lastname@example.org Postal Address - ASOS plc, Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London, NW1 7FB, United Kingdom
GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Sir Andrew Witty - email@example.com Press - firstname.lastname@example.org Postal Address - GSK House, 980 Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9GS, United Kingdom
Nisa Retail Chief Executive Neil Turton - email@example.com Press (Head of PR Alex Rimmer) - firstname.lastname@example.org Postal Address - Nisa Retail Limited, Waldo Way, Normanby Enterprise Park, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 9GE, United Kingdom
Swinton Insurance Chief Executive Christophe Bardot - email@example.com Press (Uses Citypress PR) - Victoria.Blakeley@citypress.co.uk Postal Address - Swinton House, 6 Great Marlborough Street, Manchester, M1 5SW, United Kingdom