Bad Idea

Several websites including Google, PayPal, GoDaddy, Uber, OKCupid and Spotify have banned white supremacist groups from using their services.

Clearly, no sane person supports these morons, but trying to censor them out of existence is a bad idea:

  • It encourages their sense of martyrdom and provides a common enemy (in this case, the entire world), which becomes a recruiting tool.
  • It creates a slippery slope. What exactly is a hate group?
  • The internet let the genie out of the bottle. These kooks will find another way to communicate, or even make one of their own.

And I, for one, would rather have these nuts out in the open, exposed to the sunlight.

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