Cloudflare CEO Terminates Neo-Nazi Site After 'Waking Up in a Bad Mood'

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Content originally published at iBankCoin.com

 

The CEO of Cloudfare, Mathew Prince had enough of the Daily Stormer, a neo-nazi site dedicated to fomenting strife amongst races. In an email sent to employees, Prince described his actions as 'arbitrary', saying 'literally, I woke up in a bad mood and decided someone shouldn’t be allowed on the Internet. No one should have that power.'

Here is the full email.

Earlier today Cloudflare terminated the account of the Daily Stormer. We’ve stopped proxying their traffic and stopped answering DNS requests for their sites. We’ve taken measures to ensure that they cannot sign up for Cloudflare’s services again.
 
This was my decision. Our terms of service reserve the right for us to terminate users of our network at our sole discretion. My rationale for making this decision was simple: the people behind the Daily Stormer are assholes and I’d had enough.
 
Let me be clear: this was an arbitrary decision. It was different than what I’d talked talked with our senior team about yesterday. I woke up this morning in a bad mood and decided to kick them off the Internet. I called our legal team and told them what we were going to do. I called our Trust & Safety team and had them stop the service. It was a decision I could make because I’m the CEO of a major Internet infrastructure company.
 
Having made that decision we now need to talk about why it is so dangerous. I’ll be posting something on our blog later today. Literally, I woke up in a bad mood and decided someone shouldn’t be allowed on the Internet. No one should have that power.
 
(Cloudflare employee’s name redacted) asked after I told him what we were going to do: “Is this the day the Internet dies?” He was half joking, but I actually think it’s an important question. It’s important that what we did today not set a precedent. The right answer is for us to be consistently content neutral. But we need to have a conversation about who and how the content online is controlled. We couldn’t have that conversation while the Daily Stormer site was using us. Now, hopefully, we can.
 
I’ll be publishing a blog post with all our thoughts on this issue in a few hours. Until then, I’d ask that you not talk about this externally.
 
Matthew Prince
 
Co-founder & CEO

In a blog post describing his decision, Prince openly admits that being judge and jury of what is acceptable content is almost an impossible task, saying that without his companies protection, hackers could easily take down sites they disagree with.

The size and scale of the attacks that can now easily be launched online make it such that if you don't have a network like Cloudflare in front of your content, and you upset anyone, you will be knocked offline. In fact, in the case of the Daily Stormer, the initial requests we received to terminate their service came from hackers who literally said: "Get out of the way so we can DDoS this site off the Internet."
 
You, like me, may believe that the Daily Stormer's site is vile. You may believe it should be restricted. You may think the authors of the site should be prosecuted. Reasonable people can and do believe all those things. But having the mechanism of content control be vigilante hackers launching DDoS attacks subverts any rational concept of justice.

 
And here's the rub. The CEO is obviously conflicted about his actions, taking down a website that he disagrees with. His screed is practically a cry for help, yet he's doing it in spite of all that. I am shocked that his attorneys permitted him to post this rant, since it opens him up to all sorts of legal issues. Here he is admitting what he's doing is wrong, wielding the power to arbitrarily take down a site because he woke up in a bad mood -- then expecting the world to see it his way and respect his decision.
 
He concludes:

Someone on our team asked after I announced we were going to terminate the Daily Stormer: "Is this the day the Internet dies?" He was half joking, but only half. He's no fan of the Daily Stormer or sites like it. But he does realize the risks of a company like Cloudflare getting into content policing.
 
There's a saying in legal circles that hard cases make bad law. We need to be careful of that here. What I do hope is it will allow us all to discuss what the framework for all of the organizations listed above should be when it comes to content restrictions. I don't know the right answer, but I do know that as we work it out it's critical we be clear, transparent, consistent and respectful of Due Process.

 
Corporations like Cloudflare and the big web hosting companies literally control the flow of traffic and can do the job that a fascist government wishes it could impose on its people. The political environment is so aggressive now, the leftist tech community are now emboldened to intermingle their views with their business practices. Who in their right mind can make the claim that America is accepting of dissent and permissive of free speech anymore?
 
By definition, freedom of speech is allowing hate speech to exist. Now that we've crossed the rubicon of freedom of expression, all for the good of the public, expect the environment online to get increasingly toxic.
 

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Musum's picture

Prince is unprincipled and a coward and he knows it. Western civilization wasn't built by people like him but despite people like him.

lennysrv's picture

I find Neo Nazis morally repugnant, but the same First Amendment that protects me protects them.  We all have to deal with it.

East Indian's picture

Will the court uphold the freedom of expression?

Grandad Grumps's picture

If the satanists have no one to fight, then they lose.

Thom Paine's picture

ISIS and global terrorism doesn't bother Mathew Prince and he is willing to welcome them, but can't accept a so called 'neo nazi' site.

Mathew Prince is truly fucked in the head, doesn't mind beheading of innocent people by ISIS radicals, but cant stand any group protesting for whiteness.

grunk's picture

CAREFUL!

DEBBIE'S. BROTHER WORKS FOR D.C. FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE.

Crawdaddy's picture

lol

"...and decided someone shouldn’t be allowed on the Internet. No one should have that power."

The CIA will be fake pissed their fake front group got the fake ban hammer.

indio007's picture

Cloudflare is in deep shit with a suit. He admitted it was arbitrary. that's the one thing courts don't like. Even discretion need to be reasonable. Arbitrary is by defintion unreasonable.

youshallnotkill's picture

Business are free to decide for themselves what content they are carrying.

ToSoft4Truth's picture

The TV tells me PayPal has begun locking-out the accounts of 'Haters'.

 

Toe the line or else.

youshallnotkill's picture

"Toe the line or else."

Or take your business elsewhere. Capitalism rocks.

Last Man Standing's picture

Matthew Prince finds nothingwrong with terrorists on the internet putting out things like inspire magaine, on how to kill people and it actually told them to use cars, trucks and vans just like the murders during the Terrorist attacks in Spain but they're okay, they are allowed on the internet, and all sorts of Communist tripe is on the internet, you know, the ideology that was responsible for well over 100 million deaths in the twenith century, a number dwafing the murders committed by that savage pig Hitler, but Comunist ideology is okay in Matthew Prince's book as is Muslim Terrorism. What happens when Matthew Prince decides that Christianity shouldn't be on the internet or any of the other views he doesn't like? Matthew Prince is now the Joseph Goebbels of the internet, the minister of propaganda, he alone will decide what can and cannot be on it. Nazis were and are scum but so are Communists and Terrorists but Matthew Prince believes he is the one who decdes which ones are okay to post their sick ideas and which ones aren't. It makes you wonder if Matthew Prince really agrees with the Communists and the terrorists and therefore protects them while removing those he doesn't like. Matthew Prince murdered the internet today and is flipping off all of those who don't believe in censorship, like the Founding Fathers, whom I'm sure he finds revolting. This is how freedom and Justice dies, arbitrary self important people deciding what you are allowed to know and what you aren't. Matthew Prince is that type of person, he would have made a great KGB agent.

Peak Finance's picture

BTW Stormer is back up on the dark web at 

http://dstormer6em3i4km.onion/

need tor to access it.  

RTUT's picture

You know, this article starement reminds me an awful lot of the democrat party:  a neo-nazi site dedicated to fomenting strife amongst races. 

The democrat party makes its' bones pitting one group against another and the democrat party appears fairly anti Semitic with its' tendency to support islamic, Palestinian terrorists and a fake Palestinian homeland inside a Jewish homeland.  Sounds pretty Nazi like to me.

truthalwayswinsout's picture

There are National Socialists everywhere and they have declared a Race War Against the White Race.

The New Fearless Leader is Prince. He and Adolph have a lot in common.

11223344's picture

What a stupid comment. These people are not National Socialists. They are communists, and the National Socialists would not have tolerated them.

chosen's picture

That Cloudfare guy is suffering from the same mental illness as the other leftists.  They say they support free speech while at the same time denying free speech.   It would be funny if it was not so sad.  Daily Stormer should try to get registered in an eastern European country like Rumania or Hungary, or some place like Kazakistan or Bolivia.

DeaconPews's picture

Get with the program bruh.

Only leftists get to practice free speech. 

Fuck everyone else.

HRH Feant2's picture

ISIS seems to have no problem finding someone to host their magazine, Inspire. Makes me wonder why that site hasn't been shut down. Honeypot? Weak excuse to keep it going.

This shows who they really fear by this particular site being shoved to the dark web. I visited the site a few times. Not my style.

tyriondinklage's picture

Not arbitrary when you are a member of Council on Foreign Relations and World Economic Forum.  Harvard business school and U Chicago Law School.  Trinity College which as liberal as they come.  These guys lie to the people on a regular basis.  Lawyers who run companies are never arbitrary.  

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Cloudfare has been one of the last supporters of free speech,  but the last straw was apparently storm front saying cloudfare supports them.

Dusty Rhodes' Muffler's picture

This makes me squirt...

ghostofgo's picture

ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA:

Two of ISIL's top three online chat forums are guarded by Cloudflare but U.S. law enforcement has not asked them to discontinue the service, and they have not chosen to do so themselves.[56]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloudflare

SO, ISIL YES, STORMFRONT NO

ZH USES CLOUDFLARE.  I WONDER WHO GETS BOOTED NEXT.  ZH OR ISIL?

Sub MOA's picture

ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA:    you mean the site with only approved entries via the handlers in tel aviv that wikipedia ?   stop quoting that shit unless it deals perenials as opposed to annuals LMAO even that shit is highly speculative ya know they prostitute for monsanto glyphosate and all for the health and protection of your pansies  !

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

ISIL apparently hasn't publicly proclaimed that cloudfare supports them either.

 

Besides.  It is good they have a place to congregate :)

1.21 jigawatts's picture

I've said it before, I'll say it again.

Start using these words regularly: 

Black Supremacist

Jewish Supremacist

Left Supremacist...

silentboom's picture

This is why you read your contract with companies and not just ok them.  There will be market based consequences.  I STILL don't want the government regulating it.

roadhazard's picture

This just in for Pootin lovers:

Russia kicks out nazi web site from RU domain.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170817-russia-drops-us-neo-nazi-site-ru-domain

Sub MOA's picture

More importantly they shut down the kikes pornhub and more ...gee dumbfuck which has more of a positive effect a trillion dollar loss to the heebs you love (also while destroying your favorite hobby and form of entertainment jacking off to niggers fucking white girls) or seeing a jew run propoganda nazi site get shoahed LOL anyway you look at it it is a sharp stick in the heebs squinty little beady eye ...the fucking evil one right in the center of their boney horned forehead.  

 

Like Patton said " We fought the wrong enemy"  One of many true Patriots who was slain for speaking the TRUTH ...greatest generation my ass greatest duped retards ...draft or not they still loved the idea of killing and forwarding the "red tide" right up to and over the beachheads of 'Murika   go back to spending your retirement that you stole from your grandchildren ...if you even have any ...I place a bet your the male version of a fucking cat-lady scorned and vile dried up and bitter ...think that sums it up either way you are a poster child for the entitlement class no better than a nog on welfare

chosen's picture

Yes, the Nazis hated the commies.  They were always fighting them in Germany until Hitler eliminated them after he gained power.  Patton said we should have joined with what was left of the Wehrmacht and marched on to Moscow.  He was right.

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

That's pretty fucked up when Russia becomes PC lol

chrbur's picture

When the jackboot is on your neck...does it really matter if it belongs to a nazi or commie ?

Sub MOA's picture

Indeed it does it took the entire "world" to stomp on the fighters of communism ya know the "jackboots" the commies are still crying victim and scapegoating a whole nation to this day over their fear of it happening again but knowing "this time will be different"  that's not bidding well for the heebs and they know it   when the shit show of control they have in the form of the fed and the imf and the bis etcetc crumble the spotlight will not be on the lackeys in politico inc it will be deffered with interest (pun intended) right to the top of the parasitical food chain ...  the .gov clowns are just a buffer the JQ is out and about the streets of the world AGAIN only this time it's not just one tiny country  the heebs are terrified and doing everything they can to keep the good ship fiat motoring along after all it's the only control they have unpaid armies will not fight for their overlords now will they ? 

any_mouse's picture

Suppressing an idea always has the opposite effect.

youshallnotkill's picture

I take your point. Last time it took the power of all non-axis allied nations and a world war to suppress that idea, and it still isn't dead.

Boss Tweed's picture

 

 

fuck you and your "ideas" your "ideas" are trash shit and deserve to be shrreded, history has already given its verdict, but you butthurt ratfucked skinheads dont seem to get it, we will bury you again and again.

 

fuck your shit culture!

 

fuck your rotted history!

 

 

 

 

aloha_snakbar's picture

Uh oh... looks like some dindu's pet wigger got off their leash and out of the yard again... someone please call loser control...

frontierland's picture

Thia is what Anti-Whites think of all of us White people who oppose our own race's disposession... 

No matter weather your an outspoken Pro-White or a Basci-Bitch Cuckservative...  they want us gone.

White Genocide

Why I keep seeding the meme.  Anti-Racist is just a code word for Anti-White.

youshallnotkill's picture

True, it would be nice to see your kind gone. You are an embarrassment for normal white folks.

prymythirdeye's picture

Hey Boss Twat, take a hike.  Go hang out with your easily triggered, snowflake, faggot friends in some safe space douche.

any_mouse's picture

Can't access Stuff Black People Don't Like directly today, the link goes to a Google sign on for blogspot.

Truth hurts too much.

They apparently want a war, instead of a discussion with facts.

Boss Tweed's picture

 

 

this filthy tip sucking skinhead loser "the fly" whose dick is this guy sucking on at abc media ltd

 

this nazi ratfuck is lamenting the fact that a hosting company told skinheads to fuck off their network

 

"the internet died today" waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ohhhhhh nooooooes zomg whata  fuckign whitey turd

 

acting all emo and sadz that youre a fucktard societal and historical rejects fuck your "culture and history" you fucking lost

 

now gtfo here! soft pasty doughboys

 

scalp all ratfuck nazi skinheads dead!

 


frontierland's picture

Keep your comments coming.  Nothing recruits normie White's to race-realism than an exposed Anti-White.

This is a typical mentality of John McCain's innocent counter-protestors who are there to fight bigotry and racism. 

Either Cat-Lady Shit-Lib or Tranny Antifa.

 

All out of fucks to give, for a fat Anti-White bitch who was part of the mob, violently attacking the young mans Dodge, trying to commit a felony assault or murder him.  Before you start weeping for a 32 year old Shit-Lib, cat-lady ask yourself why she was standing in front of those cars, blocking their safe egress from a FUBAR situation.

oncefired's picture

Who Fucking Died and left you in charge of the 1st Amendment? Nobody agrees with them, but it is there fucking right, there is no picking and choosing everybody gets their Right! Once shit like this starts it snowballs into a place you won't want to be!

Sub MOA's picture

like in the sights of a rifle scope for fucks like teewdledum up there shoot to maim  let em bleed out slowly like the drain on life they already are

 

How's that for free speech tweedles say what you want but as I and many others have pointed out you will soon have to stand up for the shit you spew where is your zuckerberg page ? bet you have one under a ficticious name same as here clown