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Discord shut down at least eight far right servers

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Discord have shut down at least eight servers associated with the alt-right, white nationalist, and other far right movements. The company says the servers violated their Terms of Service.

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Two days ago, one user on the Discord subreddit posted several servers were no longer available, Polygon reports. Those include servers for alt-right groups include The Atomwaffen Division, which the Southern Policy Law Center designates as a hate group, describing it as a “terroristic national socialist organization.” The Reddit thread has since been locked by a Discord staff member.

A Discord representative told Polygon that the app “has a Terms of Service and Community Guidelines that we ask all of our communities and users to adhere to,” specifically banning harassment and calls to violence. Discord say that while they don’t read private message, “we do investigate and take immediate appropriate action against any reported ToS violation by a server or user.” With regards to the missing servers, the statement says that “there were a handful of servers that violated these ToS recently and were swiftly removed from the platform.”

Attempts to join the downed servers are being denied, with users receiving notices that their invitations have expired.

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Axemagus Avatar
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3 Months ago

While I'm all for hate groups being shut down, what does this have to do with Wolfenstein or even gaming in general?

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Zeroderp Avatar
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3 Months ago

I agree. This has nothing to do with gaming. If I wanted to read these kinds of posts, I would have stayed with Kotaku.

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Ben Barrett Avatar
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3 Months ago

Would you like the answer as to what Nazis have to do with Wolfenstein or what gaming's largest chat network has to do with gaming?

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Zeroderp Avatar
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3 Months ago

That does not make sense to me. Since both have Nazis, then that allows the usage of tags to say it involved in Wolfenstein? Also, I can get Discord is wildly used in pc gaming, but it is not used exclusively for that.

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Predicted Cyborg Avatar
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3 Months ago

I just assumed it was tagged under that because it was the closest thing they could get to 'relevant tag'.

(speaking as someone who once published articles on sites before myself)

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3 Months ago

Discord isn't only used for gaming, but they are gaming's largest chat network, and gamers are their target audience.

One of the first things you see on their website is even "All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers", their website tab in Chrome is "Discord - Free Voice and Text Chat for Gamers".

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Ananym Avatar
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3 Months ago

The SPLC designates everything under the sun as a 'hate group'.

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3 Months ago

this must a joke

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