Discord Now Has Less Nazis
Discord shut down a number of Nazis and Alt-Right affiliated servers recently in an effort to purge hateful content from the service, according to Polygon. Some of the servers shuttered include Atomwaffen Division, The Right Server, Nordic Resistance Movement, Iron March and European Domas.
“Discord has a Terms of Service (ToS) and Community Guidelines that we ask all of our communities and users to adhere to,” a Discord representative tells Polygon. “These specifically prohibit harassment, threatening messages, or calls to violence. Though we do not read people’s private messages, we do investigate and take immediate appropriate action against any reported ToS violation by a server or user. There were a handful of servers that violated these ToS recently and were swiftly removed from the platform.”
Discord is working with the Southern Poverty Law Center to try and remove hate groups from the chat platform. SPLC is also reportedly asking other sites like YouTube to take a tougher stance as well.