Following the violence in Charlottesville last week, the Silicon Valley digital giants are counter blasting neo-Nazi groups, white nationalist and racists with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube and security firm like Coudflare removing hate content from their platforms.
Spotify removed hate bands after a story headlined "I Just Found 27 White Supremacist Hate bands on Spotify also shined a light on the problem it faced as well.
In Response to Our Article, Spotify Is Removing Dozens of Neo-Nazi Hate Bands https://t.co/drv2ihTfxv
— Digital Music News (@digitalmusicnws) August 17, 2017
In a blog, Cloudflare said that it terminated the account of the Daily Stormer. The statement claimed. "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 ever again." "Our terms of service reserve the right for us to terminate users of our network at our sole discretion. The tipping point for us making this decision was that the team behind Daily Stormer made the claim that we were secretly supporters of their ideology." LinkedIn and Twitter too suspended Daily Stormer accounts.
BTW this happened. pic.twitter.com/OnH3IZOXeO — Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) August 16, 2017
Meanwhile,Facebook has also removed accounts which belonged to Chris Cantwell, a web commentator who described himself as a white nationalist according to Reuters.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in his post on Facebook said that there was no place for hate in Facebook community. He wrote, "That's why we've always taken down any post that promotes or celebrates hate crimes or acts of terrorism -- including what happened in Charlottesville."
"With the potential for more rallies, we're watching the situation closely and will take down threats of physical harm. We won't always be perfect, but you have my commitment that we'll keep working to make Facebook a place where everyone can feel safe."
Earlier, Tiki Brand, Chicago Red Wings denounced violence in Charlottesville, Virginia while GoDaddy removed the hosting rights of the Daily Stormer site as well.