Toronto Games Critic Falsely Linked with Paris Attacks
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Toronto Games Critic Falsely Linked with Paris Attacks

Veerender Jubbal suspects that the Gamergate movement might be behind the online slander.

A Toronto games critic has been falsely linked with the Paris terror attacks, and he thinks the so-called Gamergate movement may be behind it.

A photoshop-manipulated selfie of Veerender Jubbal—a Sikh man— was reprinted by Madrid paper La Razón in the paper’s Saturday edition. The photo depicted Jubbal in a suicide vest and carrying what resembled a Qur’an, with the caption “one of the terrorists.”

The newspaper released a retraction and apology the following day, but by then the image had already gone viral.

Jubbal believes that the online attack was the result of his vocal critique of the Gamergate movement. On Saturday, he tweeted, “Gamers are absolute garbage like I have been saying for a full year. People will not stop harassing, and bothering me.”

While Jubbal has not replied to our request for comment, according to Twitter he might be taking legal action against the newspaper. In the meantime, he urges people to be on the lookout for further use of the image and coverage of his experience.