Discord, the communication tool designed for gaming communities, has shut down the altright.com server, as well as other servers found to be in breach of their Terms of Service.
This was announced by Discord via Twitter:
Love. Not hate. pic.twitter.com/5xFpvHTuI2
— Discord (@discordapp) August 14, 2017
In a statement given to Polygon, Discord CEO Jason Citron stated the following:
“Discord was built to bring people together through a love of gaming and our mission is to connect positive communities who share this appreciation. We unequivocally condemn white supremacy, neonazism, or any other group, term, ideology that is based on these beliefs. They are not welcome on Discord. While we don’t read people’s private servers our Terms of Service explicitly forbid harassment, threatening messages, or calls to violence. When hatred like this violates our community standards we act swiftly to take servers down and ban individual users. The public server linked to AltRight.com that violated those terms was shut down along with several other public groups and accounts fostering bad actors on Discord. We will continue to be aggressive to ensure that Discord exists for the community we set out to support – gamers.”
Further investigations will be undertaken to investigate suspicious servers, and further action may be taken, Citron went on to say.