@angristan they are gonna have to turn up some more sidekiq

@angristan "Yeah, but check out all their amazing FREE features!"

Centralizing the internet has never gone bad for anyone, ever, in the history of internets.

I thought Switter was hosted in a country where FOSTA/SESTA don't apply?

@angristan Matthew Prince (Cloudflare CEO) said when he banned The Daily Stomer:

"Literally, I woke up in a bad mood and decided someone shouldn’t be allowed on the Internet. No one should have that power."
(gizmodo.com/cloudflare-ceo-on-)

Looks like he's getting a little more comfortable with it.

@kevinja @angristan I wanted to actually go work for Cloudflare, but it seems things are not as good as they used to be there, from what I heard quite a few on engineering team jumped the ship few months back...

@angristan So probably the most outrageous thing is that literally the only other case of them shutting anyone down was the white supremacist site. Implicitly saying that sex workers are as bad as white supremacists. Smh

@Gargron @angristan switter.at seems up and running from my end? So I assume they're just not behind Cloudflare anymore?

Yeah, another link to add to my long list of "don't rely on corporate overlords"

@rysiek @Gargron @angristan corporate policing at its finest.

When your aim is to be the middleman between everything and everyone, you don't really have that luxury.

@Gargron @angristan the irony is that even if they did have issue with the content, it is probably syndicated across the Fediverse and served up by other instances that are using Cloudflare as a CDN. They really couldn't avoid serving the content unless they stopped services on every instance.

@gargron @angristan the CEO unilaterlly chose to take down the Daily Stormer, and it was by most measures a hugely popular action. On the other hand taking down a sex worker site has been criticized extensively, and he was probably compelled by the government to do so.

Switter was probably also at more risk, because it facilitated commerce for illegal services.

Switter DeCloud™ing 

@angristan
In other news, the sun rose this morning

Honestly if you weren't expecting this to happen you either didn't know they used cloudflare or just weren't really thinking
@angristan On the positive side, thousands of people who need message pravacy are no longer being MITM'ed
@angristan wow, a company honored its terms of service. shocker.
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