Gaming chat service Discord shutters alt-right server in the…

Gaming chat service Discord shutters alt-right server in the wake of Charlottesville protests

  • In the wake of white-nationalist-led demonstrations in Charlottesville,
    Virginia, over the weekend, the chat service Discord, billed as a
    “Skype for gamers,” has shut down the server associated with
    AltRight.com.
  • AltRight.com is a prominent news site for the so-called “alt-right,”
    where white nationalist Richard Spencer is listed as one of its editors.
  • The Discord server
    linked to the AltRight website, where the site’s readers could chat
    with each other, violated Discord’s terms of service, which “explicitly
    forbid[s] harassment, threatening messages
    or calls to violence,”
    according to a statement Discord’s chief marketing officer, Eros
    Resmini, emailed to Mic. Read more (8/14/17 5 PM)

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