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Discord Shuts Down Altright.com Server


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Discord Shuts Down Altright.com Server

The move has drawn criticism from some users who believe the company should "let every1 have their own opinion even if its dumbaf."

Supporters of the alternative right are no longer welcome on the gaming app Discord.

In a Monday Twitter post, Discord announced it has shut down the altright.com server along with "a number of accounts associated with the events in Charlottesville."

"Discord's mission is to bring people together around gaming," the Discord team wrote in a note posted on the microblogging service. "We're about positivity and inclusivity. Not hate. Not violence."

The team went on to say that they will "continue to take action against white supremacy, nazi ideology, and all forms of hate." The move has drawn criticism from some users who believe the company should "let every1 have their own opinion even if its dumbaf."

"Discord does not read people's private conversations and censorship is a slippery slope," the team said in response to that criticism. "We will take action when people violate our guidelines/ToS, and actively endorse violence against others."

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Another person argued that Discord should now "shut down far leftists, atifa, and black live matters servers" as well. In response, the team reiterated that it will "take action against any servers that are found to be violating our Guidelines and ToS, esp for inciting violence against people."

The move comes after GoDaddy and Google this week both cut off access to white nationalist website The Daily Stormer, which has a history of posting racist and anti-Semitic content. Meanwhile, WordPress shut down the website of Vanguard America, one of the organizers of the deadly "Unite the Right" rally over the weekend.

Back in February, Reddit banned two alt-right discussion forums for violating its terms of service.

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