Why Cloudflare Let an Extremist Stronghold Burn

Cloudflare Extremist Content

Source: Steven Johnson
Affiliation: Wired

This article highlights one example of the tricky balance between allowing free speech on the Internet while mitigating hateful content. Cloudflare is a company that provides security against DDoS attacks for websites. Cloudflare has a policy that they do not terminate customers due to political pressure. However, Cloudflare did have to do this once, when facing intense backlash and pressure for providing their services to The Daily Stormer.

Keywords: Censorship , Computer Science , Tech Ethics