Cloudflare Just Banned a Social Media Refuge for Thousands of Sex Workers https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/8xk78x/switter-down-cloudflare-banned-sex-workers-sesta-fosta
@angristan Censorship over CloudFlare
@angristan Just get it straight from them -> https://assemblyfour.com/switter/cloudflare-fosta-sesta
@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.
@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."
Looks like he's getting a little more comfortable with it.
@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
@vi @angristan @Gargron that's not really the case. Dropping hate groups isn't necessarily a legal issue, but, at least in the US after recent laws, dropping switter absolutely is a legal issue. When it comes to priorities for companies, legal always trumps moral, right or wrong. The problem here is with US law, not Cloudflare. I for one am glad a decentralized solution exists so the people can just find another DNS provider and continue on expressing their freedom.
@Gargron @angristan They also took down at least one torrent searcher that I saw people talking about,
and SciHub: https://torrentfreak.com/cloudflare-terminates-service-to-sci-hub-domain-names-180205/
And we're going to trust these people with our DNS searches?
It's "just" the CDN, sure, but good luck finding a CDN which isn't a giant corporate entity with crappy policies.
@moonman they are, just by someone else
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