White supremacy dating website
But “once they start policing peoples’ beliefs offline,” he said, “it’s not unreasonable to ask why they allow people who have other beliefs or behaviors that are repugnant.”For his part, Mr.
Cantwell complained in an interview before his arrest this week that in the days since the march and rally in Charlottesville, he had also been kicked off Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Match and Tinder.“I can’t even watch the Vice video on You Tube because it’s age-restricted and I can’t log in,” Mr. Spokeswomen for Facebook, Instagram, and Google (which owns You Tube) confirmed that Mr. Cantwell was clear and noted that the company’s terms and conditions give officials full discretion to do so.
@Stonewall is likely a nod to Confederate General Stonewall Jackson, who coincidentally shares a name with the Stonewall Inn in New York City, the site of a series of riots by the LGBT community against homophobic cops in 1969 that are widely considered to have sparked the gay liberation movement.
@Stonewall did not immediately respond to Vocativ’s interview request.
The website, WASP Love, bills itself as a place for people who identify with various forms of white supremacy—”Traditional Christian, white nationalism, heritage, preservation, Quiverfull, Confederate, Southern Nationalist, Christian Identity, Kinism, alt-right”—to find like-minded mates for “dating, courtship [and] marriage.” “Finally!
The dating site for those wishing to preserve their heritage,” the site’s founder, whose handle on the site is @Stonewall, wrote in an inaugural post when WASP Love launched in February.
“I’m amazed at their selection,” claims one (spoof) user.
The Silicon Valley companies that make money off social media and online services have started to enact strong measures against extremism, barring white nationalists, white supremacists, neo-Nazis and others who follow creeds they deem racist and hateful.
The privilege of being in our community does not extend to Nazis and supremacists.”OKCupid officials then went a step further, urging site users to immediately report anyone “involved in hate groups.”On the same day, another dating site, Bumble, announced it was also seeking to ban “all forms of hate” through a collaboration with the Anti-Defamation League.
OKCupid was just one of several internet companies to undertake a sweeping purge after Charlottesville, stepping briskly away from what experts said was a longstanding laissez-faire approach that helped some social networks develop the broad base of users they once needed to function.
Earlier this month, Discord, a group chat app that was popular among far-right activists, banned several of the largest alt-right communities on it.
”Asked if that type of filtering posed a contradiction, Mr.
Seidman said, “We do not believe that there is a slippery slope between banning white supremacists on Ok Cupid to policing other beliefs.”“White supremacy and Nazi ideology perpetuate oppression, hate, violence, terrorism,” he wrote, and they “are in a league of their own.
Facebook and Twitter have developed tools to allow users to report hate speech and harassment.