Discord – Closes Alt Right Chat After Charlottesville Fiasco

Technology company Discord, today announced that they closed an alternative right wing groups altright.com servers. This comes a few days after a Unite The Right rally that took place on August thirteen two thousand seventeen, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Discord provides free chat and voice communications to around forty five million users.

There was a clash between right and left wing protestors that caused one fatality and many injuries. Discord announced their decision to shutdown altright.com via Twitter:

“Love. Not hate.

Discord’s mission is to bring people together around gaming. We’re about positivity and inclusivity. Not Hate.

Not violence. Today, we’ve shut down the altright.com server and a number of accounts associated with the events in Charlottesville. We will continue to take action against white supremacy nazi idealogy, and all forms of hate.”

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People at Discord also posted this same message to their official FaceBook page. Discord claimed that altright.com violated their community guidelines. You can use discord in three quick ways.

They have a mobile application for both Google Android and Apple iPhone. Also, they have a downloaded Microsoft Windows application. You can even use Discord via just a web browser.

Discord targets gamers, but I have seen other uses for Discord text and voice chat. Discord is not the only tech company that made decisions to cut ties with their customers so to speak, after events in Charlottesville, Virginia. GoDaddy earlier this weak cut ties with one of their clients Daily Stormer.

Daily Stormer had written an article disparaging the one victim whom lost her life in Charlottesville. Google also reacted to the Daily Stormer’s article. Without choosing sides between the left and right paradigm, you have free speech until perhaps you cross the line, and violate a technology company’s community guidelines.