Deplatforming online critics and "deplorable" denizens of the discourse for objectively offensive content is the wave of the future.
For the moment web-hosts are reluctant to take down all but the worst offenders . . . Also, there are a great many other overseas options for hosting.
Still . . . Advocacy for publisher & commenter accountability is something that's gaining momentum at the end of the current social media era.
Real talk . . . That's part of the appeal of 3rd party commenting system . . . In the end, what TKC writes vs. the comments are often coming from completely different places . . . And, sadly, it's becoming rare when we can enjoy a local moment or news story together . . . Still, however infrequent . . . I'm always grateful when a reader can inspire me to think differently about a topic.
More importantly . . . Youngsters will ALWAYS BE OFF-LIMITS here are TKC. I've never had to enforce this rule once because, despite our differences, our readers are basically decent people. But, it's worth making crystal clear: Any threat or tough talk specifically targeting a minor will get a reader tossed ASAP, permanently and with no appeal.
And so . . . Here's an instance where very little human understanding is occurring . . .
The web security company Cloudflare announced on Saturday that it would stop protecting KiwiFarms, a notorious site known for harassing, doxing and repeatedly swatting people.
Debi Jackson’s family became a target of the site in 2016 after her child, Avery, became the first trans person to make the cover of National Geographic when Avery was just 9 years old.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .KCUR: Kansas City mom speaks up about KiwiFarms harassment campaign against her trans child
Developing . . .