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Sat Aug 18, 2018, 06:52 AM

Here Are The Tech Companies That Help Keep Hate Groups' Online Operations Running



One of the most flagrant offenders is Stripe, an online payment processing company that works with some of the biggest names in tech, including Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Salesforce. But such while major content providers Apple, Spotify, Facebook, and YouTube have taken half-measures to give the appearance that they’re cracking down on hate, payment processing systems, and especially Stripe, haven’t even done that much, continuing to allow its purveyors to collect profits via their services.

What makes the inaction of the payment processing companies so infuriating is that they are still readily working with such groups and websites — even those who can’t be bothered to hide their racism and anti-Semitism behind layers of “irony” and “humor,” as do many in the ranks of the 2.0 form of white identitarianism — despite repeated promises that they would do just that.

Stripe, for instance, is servicing payments for the League of the South, Occidental Quarterly, and Counter–Currents Publishing. The League of the South is an openly white supremacist, neo-Confederate group that advocates Secession and the creation of a southern theocracy. Its leaders say that immigration “will eventually weaken and destroy our civilization.” (Intriguingly, a whole section of the group’s website is devoted to “Russian Outreach.”)


[link:http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/a-year-after-charlottesville-melee-silicon-valley-still-profits-off-extremism/|

Profit is king even as it leads to an erosion of democracy and civil liberties

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empedocles Aug 18 #1

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Sat Aug 18, 2018, 07:22 AM

1. In 'the old days',

haters got their slow, difficult start preaching from a soapbox. Now, even if there are relatively few of them nationwide, or even worldwide, it seems they can locate and cooperate with one another online, - as in niche childporn.

Even an old high profile hate group like the John Birch Society, had to rely a lot on postage heavy costs direct mail, to reach out to their hater constituencies. Now they just hit 'reply all'.

A loose analogy, is that it used to be relatively hard to kill an individual, limited to knives, poisons, blunt objects. Now, with technologies, its easy!

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