The Electronic Frontier Foundation warns the decision by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare to expel white supremacist site the Daily Stormer from their services has worrying free speech implications.
In a statement released Thursday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) warned the tech companies’ move could set a precedent. “We strongly believe that what GoDaddy, Google, and Cloudflare did here was dangerous,” it said. “That’s because, even when the facts are the most vile, we must remain vigilant when platforms exercise these rights. Because Internet intermediaries, especially those with few competitors, control so much online speech, the consequences of their decisions have far-reaching impacts on speech around the world.”
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