Discord, a popular chat platform for gamers, is shutting down servers and accounts associated with the “alt-right”. The company announced the actions on Twitter following the protests and resulting violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
According to Discord, members of the alt-right groups on the chat service such as AltRight.com reported messages for violating Discord’s terms of service since Discord itself cannot read the private messages on its servers. When hatred like this violates our community standards we act swiftly to take servers down and ban individual users, the company said in a statement. 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.