In light of Jace Connor's / Jan Rankowsky's big reveal as a "trolling comedian", other internet creeps have stepped up to fill the void, ready to push the envelope with mail fraud. And I am just wondering who at the printing company saw this thing get printed out and decided to ship it without asking questions.
Today, occasional Twitter user #gamergate critic Amanda Thorntree received a custom poster in her mailbox. It depicts what looks like a video still of ISIS operatives, their trademark black flag photoshopped to show a #gamergate logo. The text reads: "We will behead you Amanda Thorntree. Praise Allah."
I'm guessing this poster was sent by 8ch.net/baphomet, since last week they took responsibility for a very similar incident. On feburary 20th university student and #baphomet critic Alex Leal received a package of custom postcards with gory shock photos printed on the obverse side.
On the one hand, the idea of baphomet doing this is very predictable. But what strikes me as unlikely is that these items made it from the printer to the box and were then shipped, for money, to someone.
The printers who sent postcards to Alex Leal moo.com even have a classy website, complete with 100% satisfaction guarantee, and customer service team. Their representatives were responsive and empathetic people in the chat line. So why were these items shipped in the first place?
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