Tech pack extreme users

Tech pack extreme users

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Different tech have accounts removed and other actions taken against right-wing extremists from America, after the protests and attack in the city of Charlottesville.

Facebook closed the account of a right-wing extremist who was present in Charlottesville. The Facebook – and Instagram-accounts of the extreme right-wing Christopher Cantwell are not more accessible.

That says a spokesperson of Facebook against the news agency AP. Also pages are closed that were connected to his podcast, and the extreme group of which he was part.

Cantwell was in the days after a large from the hand ultra-nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville known for a movie of Vice. Therein offended he groups and he called the death of the deceased demonstrante ‘justified’.

Also Twitter and LinkedIn have accounts deleted of users who are involved in the neo-nazi website The Daily Stormer. That site was in the past few days has been regularly offline, because hosting companies refused the registration of the site to renew.


Internet company CloudFlare refused The Daily Stormer also as a customer. The site supported the mars in Charlottesville and posted an offensive message about the deadly victim of the attack with a car.

Cloudflare ceo Matthew Prince told Gizmodo that the “general policy” of the company has not changed. Basically looks Cloudflare not to the content of sites that are protected. According to Prince, he has, in this case, however, action undertaken because the company on the private forum of The Daily Stormer was portrayed as a company that it once was with neo-nazis.


Also music service Spotify took. Different ‘haatbands’ were taken offline, after Digital Music News a list published of 37 extreme right-wing artists that are on Spotify to stream. There are, in any case, some removed, allows Spotify, the others are still being examined. That writes Billboard.

A spokesperson says be glad to with the warnings that this kind of bands on the platform and that the company appropriate action to take. “Illegal content and material that promotes hate or violence propagates across race, religion, or sexuality will not be tolerated.”

Payment services Apple Pay and Paypal payments ceased to websites where more t-shirts and bumper stickers with racist slogans or images were sold.


Donald Trump condemns also links violence in Charlottesville


Different leaders from the tech industry have spoken out about the violence in Charlottesville. In an e-mail to employees, writes Tim Cook that hate “a tumor”, that fought should be. “What in Charlottesville has happened has no place in our country.”

He also focuses to president Donald Trump, that violence “on both sides” of the political spectrum condemned. “I disagree with the president and others who believe that there is a moral equivalent between the white supremacisten and nazis, and those who against them speak for human rights. The two compare is inconsistent with our ideals as Americans.”

Mark Zuckerberg, ceo of Facebook, writes on his private Facebook page that haatberichten also on the social network are not welcome. The ceo says to do his best to extremist messages as quickly as possible to remove.

“Many of us wonder where this hatred comes from,” he writes further. “As a Jew it is something I’m already a big part of my life over marvel. It is a shame that we still have to say that neo-nazis and white supremacisten wrong – as if that wasn’t clear yet.”

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