The media is saying that you guys admitted internally that you dropped a blog (dailystormer) due to content. I thought the post https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudflare-and-free-speech/ would apply to that blog. Did you guys change your policy? If so why and how will it apply to other customers from here on out?
Was just about to post that.
While we understand that this is a topic that inspires a lot of debate, we do not want this forum to devolve into an endless debate of the merits of a particular site’s content or the legality of policy choices. There are plenty of places to engage in that (including the comments section of the blog post).
I hope everyone understands.
This isn’t just about one site though. Next will you start suspending sites other than hate sites. Where do you draw the line, how will you avoid cloudflare from being the web’s newest censorship agency?
I understand your concerns, but this isn’t the forum to discuss them. If you (or anyone else) would like to shoot me an email ([email protected]) I will relay the message to the appropriate teams.
It sounds like Cloudflare was protecting free speech…until the organization in question claimed that “Cloudflare were secretly supporters of their ideology.” Too bad there was no link to a source for that claim. Nor did I see a primary source mentioned at https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/08/16/222223/cloudflare-stops-supporting-neo-nazi-site-the-daily-stormer
Ok, I found more here:
“I realized there was no way we were going to have that conversation with people calling us Nazis,” Prince said. “The Daily Stormer site was bragging on their bulletin boards about how Cloudflare was one of them and that is the opposite of everything we believe. That was the tipping point for me.”