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Discord shuts down Nazi accounts following Charlottesville violence


Gamer voice and chat app Discord today announced plans to shut down the server for altright.com and remove a number of accounts associated with the violence that took place this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one dead and 19 injured. The closure of the Discord accounts hosted by the service comes hours after GoDaddy then Google removed Nazi supporter The Daily Stormer from their domain hosting services.

Discord removed the accounts from the chat app for violating Discord guidelines and terms of service, the site said in a tweet. It has more than 45 million users, and it’s becoming one of the top options for in-game voice chat.

VentureBeat has reached out to Discord regarding specifics on servers or accounts removed from the service. We will update this story if we hear back.

Prior to the events in Charlottesville, Airbnb denied service to white supremacist groups gathering to take place in protests against the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

Like GoDaddy, Facebook, and several other tech companies, Discord has been criticized in the past for allowing groups to operate on its platform that carry out online abuse, espouse discrimination, or promote violence.

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Via: Clean Technica

Source: University of Warwick

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