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Cloudflare abandons Kiwi Farms website after spike in ‘credible threats’

  • Security firm Cloudflare on Saturday launched a site known for organize bullying campaigns of your service.
  • Although Cloudflare faced pressure to drop Kiwi Farms over its content, CEO Matthew Prince had not planned to do so.
  • Since public pressure began, users of Kiwi Farms have become “more threatening,” prompting the ban, Prince he told wapo.

Security firm Cloudflare removed the Kiwi Farms website, known for hosting relentless online harassment campaigns, from its service on Saturday after a surge in users making credible violent threats.

Earlier this week, the security firm detailed his intentions to continue providing security services to Kiwi Farms, despite a public pressure campaign to remove what Cloudflare called its “disgusting content,” including harassment and doxxing campaigns which have been linked to at least three suicides.

Kiwi Farms users frequently target women and transgender activists.

Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince said washington post the change came not in response to public pressure, but rather due to increased threatening activity on the Kiwi Farms site.

“As Kiwi Farms have felt more threatened, they have reacted by being more threatening,” Prince said. washington post. “We believe there is imminent danger, and the pace at which law enforcement can respond to those threats we don’t think is fast enough to keep up.”

Hears additional that contributors to the site were posting the home addresses of people seen as “enemies” of Kiwi Farms and calling for them to be shot.

“The rhetoric on the Kiwifarms site and the specific and targeted threats have escalated in the last 48 hours to the point where we believe there is an unprecedented emergency and immediate threat to human life unlike anything we have seen previously. at Kiwifarms or any other customer before”. read a cloudflare blog post about the decision to block the site.

The Kiwi Farms site is currently blocked, with a message presented to visitors that reads: “Due to an emergency and imminent threat to human life, access to the content of this site through the Cloudflare infrastructure is blocked” .

If the Kiwi Farms site secures new service providers, you can get back online.

“To be clear, it is not an effective or long-term solution for an infrastructure provider to take this action,” a Cloudflare spokesperson told Insider. “We believe that we need better legal mechanisms throughout society to ensure the protection of those who are threatened by online violence.”

Representatives for Kiwi Farms did not immediately respond to Insider requests for comment.

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