Cloudflare has announced that it will no longer provide security services to the far-right site 8chan following the deadly, mass shooting by a white nationalist in El Paso, Texas.
Cloudflare has been reluctant to pull its services from extremist websites, citing free speech issues… And probably also money ;-)!
This Cloudflare move will open 8chan up to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, starting at midnight PDT, that could permanently disable the site unless it’s able to find another security service.
8chan’s original founder, Fredrick Brennan asked Cloudflare to terminate its services to 8chan. After the announcement, he said on Twitter “They could have prevented this and chose not to … finally this nightmare may have an end.“
Thank you so much @CloudFlare. Finally this nightmare might have an end. I just want to go back to making my fonts in peace and not have to worry about getting phone calls from CNN/New York Times every time a mass shooting happens. They could have prevented this and chose not to.— Fredrick Brennan (@HW_BEAT_THAT) August 5, 2019
For his Angelus message at midday on Sunday, Pope Francis prayed for the victims and families of three separate incidents that occurred in the past week.