Voice chat service provider Discord has shut down a server called 'alright.com' and various accounts associated with hate groups.
The company tweeted a statement and said the move was in connection with the events in Charlottesville in the US. The city hosted demonstrations from white supremacists, which has sparked scenes of violence and counter-demonstrations.
Discord added that it will “continue to take action against white supremacy, nazi ideology and all forms of hate”.
Love. Not hate. pic.twitter.com/5xFpvHTuI2— Discord (@discordapp) August 14, 2017
In response to one Twitter user on whether Discord will begin shutting down servers from other groups, Discord said it would “take action against any servers that are found to be violating our guidelines and ToS, esp for inciting violence against people”.
It said if users have an information on people violating these guidelines, they should report them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discord is one the fastest-growing chat apps around, having hit 45 million users in May 2017. The company is also reportedly valued at $725 million following a $50 million funding round in January 2017.