Cloudflare is protecting Hamas-linked terror websites. Me must urge the company to rescind its protective services and stop facilitating these harmful sites.
Cloudflare is under fire for continuing to do business with terrorist groups after quickly ousting a white supremacist website. Specifically, the company still hosts accounts linked to the Palestinian Hamas terror group.
Cloudflare, a cybersecurity company, protects and accelerates websites. Once a website is a part of the Cloudflare community, its web traffic is routed through Cloudflare’s global network. By optimizing Hamas’ site, Cloudflare is essentially supporting terrorism.
Cloudflare cut ties with the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website last month after the violence in Charlottesville, but has failed to move in a similar fashion against terrorist groups.
While Cloudflare’s decision to take a stand against hate speech may be commendable, the move has left legal experts wondering why the company holds Islamic terrorists to a different standard than neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
The Shurat Hadin Law Center, an Israel-based human rights group, has launched a campaign to put pressure on Cloudflare to shut down the terror-linked accounts.
Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, president of Shurat HaDin, said that while Cloudflare’s decision to cut off Daily Stormer was a choice, the company has legal obligations to stop providing assistance to US-designated terrorist groups, such as Hamas.
“This is not a matter of free speech. We are urging the company to comply with US law,” she said in a letter to Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince. “By providing Hamas support, Cloudflare aids and abets terrorist attacks and makes itself liable for the dangerous violence being perpetrated.”
Clouflare must stop providing protective services to harmful terrorist sites, including those linked to Hamas.
We must make the morally clear choice to fight terror, which means calling on Cloudflare to stop supporting Hamas’ sites!
Urge Cloudflare to Stop Protecting Hamas Sites!
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