Microsoft requires fringe social networks pull Anti-Semitic messages

The general view of Microsoft Corporation headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris, France, April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Platiau – D1AESZGHATAA

Microsoft is cracking down on incitement to hatred by threatening to pull out of the cloud services of Gab, a controversial social networking service that the hosting of anti-Semitic comments by a former U.S. Senate candidate.

On Thursday, Gab said that Microsoft had 48 hours to remove the anti-Semitic comments, or otherwise would attract the Azure services of the social network platform, which makes the offline potentially for weeks or months.

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BREAKING: Gab’s hosting provider, Microsoft Azure, has given us 48 hours to take action on two legs or they attract our service, and Gab will go down for weeks/months.

— (@getongab)
August 9, 2018

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