Proud Boys, a far-right neo-fascist extremist group, has been kicked off Google Cloud on Thursday, and the organization has had to move its official website and online store to a new web host.
Google’s decision came after intense lobbying from Color Of Change, one of the largest racial justice organizations in the US.
“Google’s recent actions to block the Proud Boys website and online store is a welcome response to persistent demands from Color Of Change and our allies,” said Color of Change President Rashad Robinson.
“Following years of pressure, the company successfully got a Google Cloud Services customer hosting the Proud Boys’ website to remove the violent hate group’s online pages. This progress is important, but now we call on Google’s peers to follow suit.”
But the Proud Boys websites haven’t been offline for long. The official site and online store were moved to a new web
Two very different groups of men are at war on the internet today: the far-right group known as the Proud Boys—and the thousands of gay Twitter users who flooded that platform with pro-LGBT images, marking those posts with #proudboys.
The hashtag trended in North America throughout Sunday with gay Twitter users sharing images of themselves, their spouses and other gay people. Several celebrities added their voices to the
Vice Media is once again working to distance itself from its co-founder, Gavin McInnes, who set much of the tone for the company in its early days before going on to found the Proud Boys, the far-right group whose ideology has been labeled “misogynistic, Islamophobic, transphobic, and anti-immigration” by the Anti-Defamation League.
Wednesday night, one day after President Donald Trump failed to disavow the Proud Boys during a presidential debate, instead telling them to “stand back and stand by,” Vice Media CEO Nancy Dubuc sent an email to her staff to reassure them that the media company has no current connection with McInnes.
Who emerged the winner from the presidential debate between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden?
To many, it was hard to tell. It seemed like cacophonous chaos, the night producing less a clear victory for either man than an overall loss for a country that had to sit through 90 minutes of barbs, cross talk and ill will. But the crowd on Parler, a new social media app that courts conservative America, including the far right Proud Boys, seemed to