| ||Cloudflare Bans Sex Worker Platform, Switter. First Notable Ban Since Neo Nazis|
79 points by Lola_H 4 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 26 comments |
|A platform called Switter took off 3 weeks ago in response to the FOSTA/SESTA bill which lead to the shutdown of sites/accounts and silencing of accounts on like Craigslist, Twitter, Reddit, Skype and Gmail. With 47,000 members Cloudflare banned the site from their services Wednesday evening without notice.|
The last documented time Cloudflare terminated services was when they terminated the account of a white supremacist website last year.
The network, Switter, was started by a company in Australia and runs on the open-source social platform Mastodon at an Austrian domain.
"Cloudflare has now effectively kicked two groups offline: Neo-Nazis and Sex Workers. There is no comparison. One used their site to call for death, the other used theirs to stay alive"
Cloudflare are still yet to comment on the matter.
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