Discord Shuts Down Alt-Right Server and Accounts Linked to Hate Groups

The freeware chat company took to Twitter to share a message after the events that took place in Charlottesville.

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Discord has made an official statement on the events in Charlottesville, shut down an alt-right server, and closed a number of accounts related to those events and hate-groups.

Despite the obvious transgressions seen this past weekend, an immediate response to Discord’s tweet took the “But what about these other groups” approach and targeted far leftists, atifa, and Black Lives Matter servers. The Discord Twitter account responded “We take action against any servers that are found to be violating our Guidelines and ToS, esp for inciting violence against people......If you have any info on people violating our Guidelines/ToS, please report them to abuse@discordapp.com.” It's likely this only the beginning of companies speaking or acting in response to these events.

Reported by USA Today, domain registrar and website hosting company GoDaddy severed ties with Neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer after a white supremacist rally turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia. A man that participated in the rally ran down counter protesters in his car, resulting in the death of counter-protester Heather Heyer. The Daily Stormer posted an article shaming and attacking Heyer, essentially celebrating her death, and GoDaddy quickly discontinued service.

We at Shacknews offer our condolences to Heather Heyer’s family, the families of the H. Jay Cullen and Berke M.M. Bates who passed after a helicopter crash that happened while monitoring the events and send our best wishes out to anyone harmed during the events in Charlottesville.

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    August 14, 2017 12:55 PM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, Discord Shuts Down Alt-Right Server and Accounts Linked to Hate Groups

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      August 14, 2017 1:21 PM

      Fuck Nazis. They haven't even changed tactics since the 1930's. They all parrot the same tired line "you're just as bad as us, so you can't judge us!"

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      August 14, 2017 1:40 PM

      They've done in a year what Twitter has failed at for ten

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        August 14, 2017 3:37 PM

        I'm sure there are plenty of other Discord's dedicated to hate, though. They need to keep going.

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          August 14, 2017 3:57 PM

          Sure, but at least they're trying instead of intentionally ignoring the problem

    • ArB
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      August 14, 2017 1:59 PM

      People really should stop calling them alt-right. Nazis don't get to pick a cute name for themselves.

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        August 14, 2017 3:15 PM

        The reason we chose that for the headline was based on the Discord tweet. We made sure to include the fact that these are hate groups to address concerns like yours.

        • ArB
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          August 14, 2017 3:18 PM

          Oh, I wasn't criticizing the article. Just blabbing.

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      August 14, 2017 2:05 PM

      Quick tip: Terry McAuliffe (D), Governor of Virginia is not dead.

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      August 14, 2017 5:54 PM

      So then is Shacknews going back to Teamspeak?