Security firm Cloudflare drops Kiwi Farms website — known for hosting relentless online harassment campaigns — after a surge in ‘credible threats’

Close-up of logo on facade at headquarters of cyber security company Cloudflare in the South of Market (SoMA) neighborhood of San Francisco, California, June 10, 2019
Security firm Cloudflare on Saturday dropped a site known for hosting harassment campaigns from its service.
Though Cloudflare faced pressure to drop Kiwi Farms for its content, CEO Matthew Prince hadn’t planned to do so.
Since public pressure began, Kiwi Farms users became “more threatening,” prompting the ban, Prince told WaPo.

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

Earlier this week, the security firm detailed its intent to keep providing security services to Kiwi Farms, despite a public pressure campaign to remove what Cloudflare called its “revolting content” — including harassment and doxxing campaigns that have been linked to at least three…

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