CloudFlare Dropping 8chan Helps Fight Hate Even If 8chan Comes Back

CloudFlare has changed expectations of the moral obligations of technology companies

MIT Technology Review
Aug 6 · 4 min read
CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince in 2014. Photo: TechCrunch/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

By Angela Chen

It took only hours for 8chan — an anonymous, hate-filled message board linked to three mass shootings, including last weekend’s in Texas — to come back online after its…

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