Cloudflare is a leading web-infrastructure and website-security company based in the United States. The company provides a range of services, including content-delivery-network services, DDoS mitigation, Internet security, and distributed domain-name-server services. Cloudflare's services are designed to sit between a website and its visitors, providing a layer of protection against cyber attacks and other online threats.
In recent news, Cloudflare has been in the spotlight for its decision to block Kiwi Farms, an online forum known for its hateful content. The move came after targeted threats against Clara Sorrenti, a Canadian trans woman who is a streamer on Twitch, escalated over the last two days. Kiwi Farms has been linked to a campaign of harassment and violent threats against Sorrenti, prompting Cloudflare to take action to protect her and other potential targets.
This is not the first time that Cloudflare has made headlines for its role in online security and censorship. In 2017, the company faced criticism for providing services to the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, which was eventually taken offline after a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Cloudflare has also been accused of enabling piracy and other illegal activities by providing services to websites that host copyrighted content. Despite these controversies, Cloudflare remains a major player in the web-security industry, with millions of websites relying on its services to protect their online presence.
Cloudflare blocks Kiwi Farms after targeted threats escalate
Cloudflare, a website security and hosting provider, has blocked Kiwi Farms, an online forum known for hateful content, after targeted threats escalated over the last two days. The site has been linked to a campaign of harassment and violent threats targeting Clara Sorrenti, a Canadian trans woman who is a streamer on Twitch, a platform popular among video gamers.