But it’s OK to host ISIS and Al-Qaeda websites?
– “This Is Dangerous”: Digital Activists Slam Tech Firms For Banning Neo-Nazi Websites:
As social media and internet companies scramble to ban or otherwise cut ties with extremist and far right-wing websites like the neo-nazi Daily Stormer, which were unceremoniously dropped by the likes of GoDaddy, Google and security firm Cloudflare earlier this week after helping to organize last weekend’s deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, a prominent nonprofit has come forward to defend them.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, or EFF, best known for its activism surrounding net neutrality has a simple message: even though you don’t agree with their message, banning people from the internet is a slippery slope. Which is why it called on domain-name companies like Google and GoDaddy to “draw a hard line” and not remove or suspend websites based solely on their content.
Quoted by Reuters: Cindy Cohn, EFF CEO wrote in a blog post that “We strongly believe that what GoDaddy, Google, and Cloudflare did here was dangerous.”
In a blog post, the EEF argued that the power to decide what is and isn’t appropriate for the internet is too important to entrust to any company or government.