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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Stay off Discord

I've never made much use of it, but you can safely expect to see Discord deplatforming everyone who thinks any unapproved thoughts of BLM, Antifa, or The Last of Us 2 in the near future:
Like every mainstream communications service, we have to contend with people using Discord to promote hate and to abuse others. To be clear: hate has no place on Discord. As we’ve grown as a company, we have taken decisive action to make Discord hostile to white supremacists, racists, and other groups who seek to use Discord for evil.

We have invested in people — Trust & Safety is one of the largest teams at Discord — and in technology to proactively identify and ban bad actors from the platform. In 2019, more than half of the servers we removed for violent extremist content — many of which were white supremacist servers — were removed proactively by our team, before they were reported to us. We will keep increasing that number. In recent weeks, we have been monitoring our platform very closely to find and remove anyone seeking to use Discord to organize around violent extremism or disrupt protests.

Today, we commit to two additional actions to make sure we are as effective as we can be against the spread of hate on Discord:
  • We will undertake a third-party audit by an organization active in researching the spread of hate and racism to observe how Discord works, how we enforce our policies, and to make recommendations for us to be more effective. And we’ll share what we learn so others in the industry can make use of their expertise.
  • We are investing significant engineering resources internally to develop software to find and manage abuse proactively. We commit to an open source strategy, which means other companies can benefit and build on what we learn. We hope this also inspires companies to release their tools so users can benefit across platforms.
We want the Discord team to reflect the diversity of society. Today we’re committing to:
  • Diversifying our senior leadership team as soon as possible.
  • Recruiting a full-time Head of Diversity & Inclusion who reports to our Chief People Officer to ensure these efforts have dedicated attention and full responsibility.
  • An internship program starting in 2021 geared to underrepresented groups with a 5-year goal of training the next generation of Discord leaders.
Translation: Discord desperately wants to get acquired by a converged company before the stock market crashes, so it's corporate-cancerizing itself with maximum effort, complete with paying the Danegeld to the ADL.

Anyhow, it's already been thought-policing for some time now, so this is confirmation that the hunt for crimethink is about to go to the next level. I'd recommend uninstalling it if you haven't already.

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57 Comments:

Blogger Adam P June 20, 2020 5:48 AM  

In 2019, more than half of the servers we removed for violent extremist content — many of which were white supremacist servers — were removed proactively by our team, before they were reported to us.

So they're listening in on conversations. Charming.

Blogger Paulito June 20, 2020 5:55 AM  

"to organize around violent extremism or disrupt protests"

Wait, are they trying to stop violent extremism, or protect protesters? Because those two goals are mutually exclusive.

Blogger Gettimothy June 20, 2020 6:01 AM  

iirc, ftw

Blogger tublecane June 20, 2020 6:02 AM  

Never used Discord, but I have encountered fellow wrongthinkers who invited me to check out their discord or ask if I have one. Which may have been some kind of scam, but I prefer to think of as samizdat. So they're onto us.

I have heard streams before, and people joke often enough about the N and Muh Six Gorillion. That must end for glorious future.

Blogger bramley says "Enoch was right" June 20, 2020 6:18 AM  

Overseers on the plantation

Blogger Nihil Dicit June 20, 2020 6:35 AM  

many of which were white supremacist servers

You may want to contact the vendor about that. Maybe it's just a jumper setting.


anyone seeking to use Discord to organize around violent extremism or disrupt protests

"Disrupt protest"? That's an interesting choice of phrase.


our Chief People Officer

What a bunch o' wankers. Anybody who heard of this title before would've known they were useless and spineless.

Blogger Thad Tuiol June 20, 2020 6:41 AM  

The Prayer of St. Francis the Woke reads as follows:

"Where there is discord, let me bring harmony via banning"

Blogger JC June 20, 2020 6:45 AM  

I got off it last year when it started thought-policing servers. Have been off Facebook since early 2016 and basically all social media. No Twitter or Instagram either.

Shame about Discord because it started off so well. Had a simple interface, wasn't a resource hog and did what it was designed to do. It was a lot like Skype before Microsoft bought it. It must be inevitable that any application that does what is supposed to will be be bought out or the company will take the ticket and make it as bad as everything else.

Blogger Dole June 20, 2020 7:19 AM  

Uninstalled.

Blogger Damelon Brinn June 20, 2020 7:26 AM  

Discord is the kind of place where people act overly cheerful and welcoming, the way they do when they're deathly afraid of offending anyone. They shower each other with compliments like they're talking to a fussy three-year-old, and phrase everything in disclaimers. It's very much the way you'd talk in a police state when you never know who's listening in.

Blogger islanti June 20, 2020 7:35 AM  

It's all virtue signalling. I say use their platforms until they kick us off. It only makes us stronger when that happens for all to witness.

I've been using Discord for years and haven't had a problem yet. Meanwhile I've been banned from just about every other social media platform including Reddit, Facebook, IG and YouTube.

Discord is just IRC on steroids.

Blogger Long Live The West June 20, 2020 7:46 AM  

We can all rest easy knowing that they'll be putting much more effort into stopping white supremacy than anything else. Leaving all the underage porn available. Wouldn't want to upset their most loyal fans now would they?

Blogger nswhorse June 20, 2020 7:53 AM  

Q is clearly telling the truth. They have deployed all assets. Orders have gone out. Nothing else explains the sudden, rapid acceleration of cancer and cuckery on such a scale in response to the OD death of a jogger.

Blogger Xmas June 20, 2020 8:03 AM  

No, Discord has text chat too. They could easily scan for words and images posted to the chat rooms on a server. I suspect most of the servers they deleted were just kids posting chan images and pepe memes.

Blogger urthshu June 20, 2020 8:31 AM  

>>So they're listening in on conversations. Charming.

Everything is backdoored. Everything.

Blogger B-Rex June 20, 2020 8:46 AM  

any recommended alternatives?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan June 20, 2020 8:54 AM  

Idiot hacks like the SJW at whatever outfit can never keep up with slang. It would be nice if we had actual freedom to express ourselves in proper language but that is not in the cards. At Boomercon Central FreeRepublic the term "Amish" was once a popular description of Juneteenth celebrators, it might long be banned but when I went there for my outrage pron it was always in use.

In today's Cancel Sweepstakes it appears that Joe Rogan's name is in the pot, thought I would mention that in case people here are smarter than me and stay off twitter.

Blogger Doktor Jeep June 20, 2020 9:03 AM  

Discord does allow Reiko and his degenerates to poison the minds of young boys.

Blogger Evstratios June 20, 2020 9:17 AM  

My accessible internet has shrunk considerably in recent years and my hosts file is straining from the weight at this point. For me, it is pretty disappointing that taken in sum totality, the internet itself has been an abject failure.

In my opinion, very little if anything at all is fundamentally different or new from what could be accomplished on a BBS in 1998 in the first place and now with true fascist criminal wrongthink as a feature. Way to go!

Discord was already a digital pride parade but watching things devolve so rapidly across the entire spectrum has been sickening. I did generally expect to see at least some resistance before entering freefall but the will to surrender and capitulate has superseded all others, with prejudice.

At this point, i'm pretty much down to Vox and rpgcodex. Where did humanity go?

Blogger Cataline Sergius June 20, 2020 9:29 AM  

I gave up on it after they banned ROK.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants June 20, 2020 9:31 AM  

No. It's much worse than that. Discord has been actively giving access to all right wing Discords to Antifa since 2018.
One of the people who has had access is a violent trans human named Emily Gorzinski. She actively doxes the people in them on Twitter and can't be reported and removed no matter how often she does it.

Blogger Unknown June 20, 2020 9:39 AM  

Discord, n. [L.] Disagreement among persons or things.

"Oh, this was always in reference to the relationship between the company and it's user base, not the the users themselves!"

Blogger Damelon Brinn June 20, 2020 9:45 AM  

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Blogger Damelon Brinn June 20, 2020 9:46 AM  

Discord is just IRC on steroids.

Tranny steroids, to be precise.

Fortunately, IRC still exists and is largely unconverged. Its text-based and somewhat technical nature means it's never been cool enough to attract a critical mass of SJWs.

Blogger crescent wrench June 20, 2020 9:48 AM  

What exactly was wrong with IRC and simple voice chats like ventrilo again?

Blogger Scuzzaman June 20, 2020 9:50 AM  

What exactly does their name mean?

SMH.

Blogger urthshu June 20, 2020 9:53 AM  

>>>Q is clearly telling the truth
Q is a very interesting psyop. Collect all the people who would, were they Muslim, strap on vests and stir them to a fever pitch and....sit on their butts while everyone laughs. Q is real and is connected high up, true, but the aim is to descalate tensions by compartmentalizing it.

Blogger d June 20, 2020 9:56 AM  

... and the electron platform

https://www.electronjs.org/

Blogger Skyler the Weird June 20, 2020 10:07 AM  

I guess Emily will get xer comeuppance once xhe does something to discover that TransLivesMatter much less than Black Lives Matter.

Blogger Leahn Novash June 20, 2020 10:18 AM  

@21 Then sue. People have to remember that the authority is only amenable to the other side.

Blogger Shane Bradman June 20, 2020 10:24 AM  

The way Discord interacts with the community by trying to be "hip" and "relatable" to "gamers" is disgusting and spergy. When you load up the app it has countless references to things you don't know or care about. It's not secure, it's run by disgusting faggots and their monetisation method is bad for game devs. I will be trying to port all my online friends over to Riot.im, Teamspeak or stop talking to them if they don't make the effort to move.
The people who actively use Discord, not just to chat occasionally with friends and send links, are white knight redditors with a terrible attitude. Very precious and entitled. You will find this on every server you join. It's not solely the corporation that is converged, but the users themselves.

Blogger Warunicorn June 20, 2020 10:26 AM  

One of my favorite quotes from George Orwell's "Animal Farm" is not from the main story itself, but from Appendix I:

"These people don't see that if you encourage totalitarian methods, the time may come when they will be used against you instead of for you. Make a habit of imprisoning Fascists without trial, and perhaps the process won't stop at Fascists."

Damelon Brinn wrote:Discord is the kind of place where people act overly cheerful and welcoming, the way they do when they're deathly afraid of offending anyone. They shower each other with compliments like they're talking to a fussy three-year-old, and phrase everything in disclaimers. It's very much the way you'd talk in a police state when you never know who's listening in.

It's not just Discord; I've seen this behavior on Twitch and YouTube with streamers. They're definitely afraid of saying the "wrong" things. I can definitely see why some of them are basket cases wracked with anxiety.

Blogger JRR June 20, 2020 10:58 AM  

Discord is a horrible piece of software to begin with. Mo sane person would use it.

Blogger Shane Bradman June 20, 2020 11:08 AM  

Discord confirmed its fate when it added free games to the premium account. I would have thought the gamergate warriors would have resisted but I can't see them anywhere near discord. It is a burning ship and it is idiotic to stay onboard.

Blogger Gilbert Ratchet June 20, 2020 11:13 AM  

"Hate has no place on Discord"

What do they think "discord" means?!

Blogger Unknown June 20, 2020 11:55 AM  

Such a shame, I like the layout and functionality, Adios Discord!

Blogger Unknownsailor June 20, 2020 12:04 PM  

B-Rex wrote:any recommended alternatives?
IRC for text chat, Mumble for voice. Both are open source, and both have server binaries, which enable people to run their own servers, so unlike Discord, there is no de-platforming people who use those services.

Blogger Darren June 20, 2020 12:40 PM  

How quickly the #BigTech monopolies (who now openly curate the discussion and debate of all ideas) have moved the goalposts for verboten WrongThink from "calling for genocide or direct violence" to "hostility towards" (aka not shouting loudly enough the Party line).

And they call their ideological opoonents "evil"? They always project...

Blogger Darren June 20, 2020 12:45 PM  

Chief People Officer? "Cancel Discord!" should be shouted from the SJW basements.
Because "Chief" is a racist word now.
...if SJWs were consistent.

Blogger NP_see June 20, 2020 12:46 PM  

I always preferred using Teamspeak. Though I have used Discord from time to time. However, it's uninstalled now.

Blogger Darren June 20, 2020 12:48 PM  

It is dangerous to the Party to have soyboys inspired to be Men.

Blogger American Nationalist June 20, 2020 2:16 PM  

I have to stay on it for now, because my Platoon uses it to coordinate formation times and whatnot. Wonder what they'll think of this development.

Blogger Yossarian June 20, 2020 2:26 PM  

"Discord"
Never has there been an app more aptly named. Every single person that uses Discord will always attract e-drama, or fall into gay-ops against other people. There's just something about it that brings the gamma in everyone that uses it for a prolonged period. Good riddance.

Blogger SaltHarvest June 20, 2020 3:43 PM  

Zeroh Tollrants wrote:No. It's much worse than that. Discord has been actively giving access to all right wing Discords to Antifa since 2018.

One of the people who has had access is a violent trans human named Emily Gorzinski. She actively doxes the people in them on Twitter and can't be reported and removed no matter how often she does it.


If you don't want to be infiltrated by the enemy you do have to root out moles every once in awhile. Discord is not the place to have sensitive conversations if you can't do that.

Blogger Steve Samson June 20, 2020 4:06 PM  

So Discord Trannies are a real thing after all. Who knew?

Blogger michimartini June 20, 2020 4:57 PM  

> remove anyone seeking to use Discord to organize around violent extremism or disrupt protests
But the "protests" _are_ violent extremism. Ah, i get it: _Their_ violent extremism is good. Translation: "remove anyone serving God or working against Satan"

Blogger michimartini June 20, 2020 5:01 PM  

islanti wrote:Discord is just IRC on steroids
Then why not use IRC? Steroids are not healthy.

Blogger Damelon Brinn June 20, 2020 5:27 PM  

So Discord Trannies are a real thing after all.

Yeah, that term didn't come out of nowhere. Lots of furries too.

Blogger Akulkis June 20, 2020 5:36 PM  

>> any recommended alternatives?

Analog voice scrambler equipment on your microphone and speakers.

Blogger Nihil Dicit June 20, 2020 6:23 PM  

(aka not shouting loudly enough the Party line)

Party members who are not devoted enough to the cause are worse than Rightists, because their lack of enthusiasm is actually SABOTAGE!

Blogger Akulkis June 20, 2020 6:35 PM  

>> I have to stay on it for now, because my Platoon uses it to coordinate formation times and whatnot. Wonder what they'll think of this development.

Raise the question of OPSEC, and the fact that Discord allows staff to listen in on servers, and suggest that some other, NON-hostile means of communications be used in the future. Contact your company's commo section, explain the situation, and ask for advice. If they don't have any good ideas, then contact battalion's commo section, specfically the 25B (computer admins). They ALL have TOP SECRET clearances, and are very sensitive about OPSEC issues.

Blogger Derrick Bonsell June 20, 2020 6:37 PM  

Just don't discuss things that could get you arrested and if you're going to post crimethink just make sure it can't be traced back to you.

Blogger Nihil Dicit June 20, 2020 7:17 PM  

https://twitter.com/WokeCapital/status/1274405246270353410?s=20

Blogger Reprehensible Adam June 20, 2020 7:22 PM  

“How dare you!”
Watch me rip all your dumb ass signs down that I see. I dare to compare.

Blogger Mauldication Bear June 20, 2020 9:19 PM  

Uninstalled. Although everyone I know still uses it. Maybe I can talk them into an alternative.

Blogger doctrev June 21, 2020 12:53 AM  

The_Donald still has a substantial presence on Discord. It's bigger than quite a few communities- and has half the boosts of the Cyberpunk 2077 server despite being a tenth of the size. Which is still very large, considering 2077 is one of the most anticipated games of the year.

I'm keeping my account open, mostly because I have way more exposure than Discord. Too bad for them, they're going to lose a lot of Nitro boosters and will probably be run over by Big Tech anyways.

Blogger B-Rex June 21, 2020 3:33 PM  

@ Unknownsailor

Ill check those out, thanks

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