Cloudflare, a website security and hosting provider, said on Saturday that it had blocked the online forum known for hate speech. An increase of targeted threats was cited by the company in a post on their website.
After a dangerous harassment campaign was launched by users from the site, there were concerns about the future of the farm. The act of providing a false tip to police that someone is planning on carrying out a violent crime resulted in police storming the victim's home.
The #DropKiwi farms campaign was started by Sorrenti, who went into hiding. Some users shared the harassment they have experienced at the hands of the users ofKiwi farms.
It was said that it would be an abuse of power to drop the company. Cloudflare outlined its policies on abusive content in an update posted to its site last week. The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi message board, and 8chan, a forum that breeds extremists, were all terminated by Cloudflare.
“Turning off security services because we think what you publish is despicable is the wrong policy”
In consultation with politicians, policy makers, and experts, we decided that turning off security services because of what you publish is the wrong policy.
Cloudflare cites an "unprecedented emergency" as the reason for its change of heart. The security services provided by Cloudflare helped keep the site online.
Visitors to any of theKiwifarms sites that use any of Cloudflare's services will see a block page and a link to this post. Kiwi farms may move their sites to other providers and come back online, but we have taken steps to prevent their content from being accessed through our infrastructure. The process of addressing some of the threats on the site is moving more slowly than the risk, according to the company.
According to the update, Cloudflare didn't block the site because of a social media campaign. The decision was made because of an increase in aggressive activity on the platform. Cloudflare is not comfortable with its decision to remove the site, and thinks it may have increased the emergency.
It was created by a former administrator of 8chan. The term "lolcows" is used to describe the victims of the site's harassment and stalking. According to a report from New York Magazine, the biggest community of stalkers is calledKiwi Farms, and it has been blamed for the deaths of several victims.