Hate Content – Handful Of Hate http://handfulofhate.com/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 02:12:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://handfulofhate.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Hate Content – Handful Of Hate http://handfulofhate.com/ 32 32 Source | Court upholds Texas law that would require tech companies to allow hate speech, abuse and misinformation on their platforms https://handfulofhate.com/source-court-upholds-texas-law-that-would-require-tech-companies-to-allow-hate-speech-abuse-and-misinformation-on-their-platforms/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 22:42:07 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/source-court-upholds-texas-law-that-would-require-tech-companies-to-allow-hate-speech-abuse-and-misinformation-on-their-platforms/ On September 16, 2022, a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling that blocked a highly controversial Texas law prohibiting tech companies from moderating content based on point of view. In September 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Bill HB20, saying it would end “a dangerous move by social media companies to […]]]>

On September 16, 2022, a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling that blocked a highly controversial Texas law prohibiting tech companies from moderating content based on point of view.

In September 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Bill HB20, saying it would end “a dangerous move by social media companies to silence conservative views and ideas.” Under this law, “[a] the social media platform may not censor a user, a user’s expression, or a user’s ability to receive another person’s expression based on: (1) the view of the user or another person; (2) the point of view represented in the User’s Expression or another person’s Expression; or (3) a user’s geographic location in that state or any part of that state. The law defines “censorship” as “blocking, prohibiting, deleting, deplatforming, demonetizing, de-boosting, restricting, denying equal access or visibility, or otherwise discriminating against expression.”

The Texas law has been heavily criticized for preventing tech companies from regulating hate speech, abuse and misinformation on their own platforms, and forcing them to allow views and content they may not want. not be associated with their business. Additionally, enforcement can have other consequences, such as making spam filters illegal because they are used by tech companies to “block” political speech.

The Texas legislature excluded conservative social media services Parler and Gab from the new law, limiting it to services that have 50 million or more users and rejecting any attempt to lower that threshold.

On December 1, 2021, a federal district judge in Texas blocked the law, finding that it “forces social media platforms to disseminate objectionable content and impermissibly restricts their editorial discretion” under the First Amendment. On May 11, 2022, a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals stayed the district court’s order, allowing the law to take effect while the case continued in district court. The decision was not unanimous and did not include the judges’ reasoning. That decision was appealed to the Supreme Court, which issued a ruling on May 30, 2022 that did not directly address the issue, but reversed the Fifth Circuit’s May 11 order and blocked the law enforcement pending resolution of the district court case.

Now that the Court of Appeal has again allowed the law to go forward, it will almost certainly be appealed to the Supreme Court again. In addition, parties challenging the law may first request a hearing before all judges of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Either way, the dispute over Texas law is far from resolved.



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Married to First Sight, British couple hit the rocks after love/hate questions https://handfulofhate.com/married-to-first-sight-british-couple-hit-the-rocks-after-love-hate-questions/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 21:20:22 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/married-to-first-sight-british-couple-hit-the-rocks-after-love-hate-questions/ Married at first sight United Kingdom spoilers follow. It’s love/hate week Married at first sight United Kingdomwhich means couples have to be honest with each other and sit in some pretty awkward conversations. Things got particularly tough for Gemma Rose and Matt Murray in tonight’s episode (September 22). The couple approached the task cautiously after […]]]>

Married at first sight United Kingdom spoilers follow.

It’s love/hate week Married at first sight United Kingdomwhich means couples have to be honest with each other and sit in some pretty awkward conversations.

Things got particularly tough for Gemma Rose and Matt Murray in tonight’s episode (September 22). The couple approached the task cautiously after their recent disagreements, trying to get closer with mixed results.

When responding to what love means to them, it was clear that the two contestants had quite different points of view.

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“A feeling without expectation,” Matt said of his idea of ​​love, adding that this kind of feeling shouldn’t be “conditional.”

Gemma, for her part, looked disappointed that Matt didn’t share her romantic vision and take the time to connect with her.

“I expect effort because effort is attractive,” she told an uneasy Matt, lamenting that he didn’t attempt to connect with her.

“It’s a very painful situation to be in,” she told producers.

Tensions came to a head over dinner with Chanita and Jordan later. A tearful Gemma ended up leaving after confronting Matt for not wanting to spend time with her.

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Related: Married at first sight United Kingdom couple rocked by honeymoon gossip

Their awkward exchange aired after Matt addressed accusations that he and fellow countryman Whitney Hughes cheated on their respective wives, Gemma and Duka Cavoli.

On September 20, it was reported that Matt and Whitney spent the night together while their partners were under the same roof.

“Just to set the record straight, there was no cheating, there was no betrayal, Gemma and I hadn’t been together for seven days and we had been apart more than we never been together,” Matt commented on his Instagram Stories.

These scenes have yet to air on the E4 show, but tonight’s preview for the next episode seemed to confirm that Matt and Whitney might have a “secret crush” on each other.

Married at first sight United Kingdom broadcast on E4 in the UK. Married to First Sight Australia airs on Nine Network in Australia and E4 in the UK.


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‘While Shapiro is not affiliated with any hate groups…’: Tory icon calls out media critics who want it ‘cancelled’ https://handfulofhate.com/while-shapiro-is-not-affiliated-with-any-hate-groups-tory-icon-calls-out-media-critics-who-want-it-cancelled/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 20:40:26 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/while-shapiro-is-not-affiliated-with-any-hate-groups-tory-icon-calls-out-media-critics-who-want-it-cancelled/ Conservative media icon Ben Shapiro takes aim at his critics in the media, saying they are keen to quash him by trying to link him to “radicals” he is unrelated to. In a recent series of tweets, Shapiro, 38, called out the media, including CBC News, for trying to get him banned from social media. […]]]>

Conservative media icon Ben Shapiro takes aim at his critics in the media, saying they are keen to quash him by trying to link him to “radicals” he is unrelated to.

In a recent series of tweets, Shapiro, 38, called out the media, including CBC News, for trying to get him banned from social media.

“Here is the media’s attempt to get me banned from social media,” Shapiro wrote and attached a CBC News article about young men he considers radicalized. “They don’t know what my particularly radical views are, so they just say ‘I’m radicalizing young people!’ Pathetic trash from Canada’s public broadcaster.”

In another tweet, the conservative commentator also included two paragraphs from the CBC article which attempts to confer guilt by association.

“Although Shapiro is not affiliated with any hate groups, experts in media, gender studies and young men’s radicalization say the commentator’s content is prevalent in extremist communities online,” the article said. “And exposure to controversial – and increasingly harmful – views on masculinity, the objectification of women and the LGBT community is causing these same experts to worry about how far-right extremist groups are using TikTok, YouTube and other social media apps to drip campaign to slowly radicalize vulnerable teens and young men.”

“They can’t connect me to hate groups because I’m not really connected to hate groups, but I have bad views!” Shapiro replied “These views apparently include ‘the objectification of women,’ which is an odd accusation to make against an Orthodox Jew who promotes virginity until marriage.”

“What, specifically, are my bad views on masculinity? That men should be responsible? That they should get a job, get married, and take care of their kids? That sounds very, very bad!” wrote the conservative commentator in another tweet.

Shapiro responded that his “bad eyesight” is his view of the natural law of human sexual behavior and morality. “That’s the part that’s unacceptable: that I believe married heterosexual activity is morally superior to all other types of sexual activity.”

“All human reproduction and societal stability rests on the moral superiority of married heterosexual activity. To pretend otherwise is a pathway for both demographic decline and societal instability,” he wrote.

Rav Arora, a journalist from British Columbia, sided with Shapiro and challenged Canadian media and the government, writing, “You may disagree with @benshapiro’s views, but these nebulous attacks from his “content is prevalent in extremist communities online” is pathetic. Federal funding is what keeps Canadian outlets alive to continually produce these unwanted hits.

Canada’s cancel culture has also targeted conservative pastors

Cancellation culture has plagued Canada in recent years. The Canadian government has gone out of its way to target and nullify the religious freedom of some pastors.

As CBN News and CBN’s Faithwire have reported since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian authorities have worked to shut down churches across the country, arresting and jailing pastors, imposing heavy fines on congregations and closing places of worship, usually citing COVID violations. .

Artur Pawlowski, the pastor of Street Church and the Cave of Adullam in Calgary, Alta., has been repeatedly arrested by authorities for holding religious gatherings despite warrants.

As CBN News reported in October 2021, Pastor Tobias Tissen of Steinbach, Manitoba was arrested for allegedly violating COVID-19 health orders. He spent an additional night in jail after police said he would not be released unless he agreed to stop preaching in church.

In June 2021, Tim Stephens, the pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in southeast Calgary, was arrested for holding church services and “flouting” pandemic health orders, despite only 951 reported COVID cases. across Canada. Disturbing footage has been shared online showing Stephens being transported in a police car as his terrified children look on, sobbing uncontrollably.

In March of this year, state lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives took note of religious freedom violations in Canada and introduced a resolution calling on Canada for its religious persecution of pastors during the pandemic.

They urged the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) “to consider adding Canada to the Special Watch List of countries where the government engages in religious freedom violations.”

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North Shore No Place for Hate Rally https://handfulofhate.com/north-shore-no-place-for-hate-rally/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 19:16:57 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/north-shore-no-place-for-hate-rally/ Like many of you, we were shocked and concerned to see the news of the public display of hatred here at home on the North Shore. We are proud to stand alongside the leaders of our entire community and to proclaim loud and clear that the North Shore is no place for hatred. Never miss […]]]>

Like many of you, we were shocked and concerned to see the news of the public display of hatred here at home on the North Shore. We are proud to stand alongside the leaders of our entire community and to proclaim loud and clear that the North Shore is no place for hatred.

Besides, there is no “place” for hatred. Not in Massachusetts, not in the United States, not anywhere in the world.

We hope and pray for a day when hatred will be eradicated forever, and every member of the human race will live in peace and harmony.

Until that day, we must denounce and condemn anti-Semitism and all forms of hate speech, wherever and whenever they appear.

We recognize that the most powerful way to fight darkness is through increased light, increased pride, and increased acts of kindness and kindness.

We invite members of the Jewish community and all concerned citizens of the North Shore to join us for a rally of pride and solidarity.

Looking forward to standing with local elected officials, clergy, CJP, ADL and JCRC representatives and committing to spread acts of kindness and kindness to banish darkness.

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Wizards of the Coast Files Lawsuit to Stop Publication of Tabletop Game, Alleging Trademark Infringement and “Objectionable Content” – GeekWire https://handfulofhate.com/wizards-of-the-coast-files-lawsuit-to-stop-publication-of-tabletop-game-alleging-trademark-infringement-and-objectionable-content-geekwire/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 20:48:13 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/wizards-of-the-coast-files-lawsuit-to-stop-publication-of-tabletop-game-alleging-trademark-infringement-and-objectionable-content-geekwire/ Wizards of the Coast was founded in Renton in 1990. (GeekWire Photo/Kurt Schlosser) Renton, Wash.-based gaming company Wizards of the Coast filed a preliminary injunction in Seattle last week that seeks to prevent the release of a Wisconsin company’s next tabletop game, citing copyright disputes. intellectual property and allegedly “racist and transphobic content”. Wizards of […]]]>
Wizards of the Coast was founded in Renton in 1990. (GeekWire Photo/Kurt Schlosser)

Renton, Wash.-based gaming company Wizards of the Coast filed a preliminary injunction in Seattle last week that seeks to prevent the release of a Wisconsin company’s next tabletop game, citing copyright disputes. intellectual property and allegedly “racist and transphobic content”.

Wizards of the Coast, owned by the Hasbro conglomerate, is the current publisher of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game whose audience has grown steadily over the past few years.

The order of the companyfiled September 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, seeks to prevent the publication of Star Frontiers: New Genesis, a tabletop space opera role-playing game in development at TSR SARLheadquartered in Lake Geneva, Wisc.

TSR LLC (aka “TSR3.5” or “NuTSR”) is the latest company to claim the name and legacy of the now defunct TSR Inc., which is best known for publishing the original version of Dungeons & Dragons in 1973 and was acquired by Wizards in 1997.

TSR LLC was founded in June 2021 by Ernie Gygax, son of the late J&D creator Gary Gygax, and Justin LaNasa, owner and operator of the Dungeon Hobby Shop Museum in Lake Geneva. The museum is located on the site of the first office that Gary Gygax opened for the TSR in 1976.

TSR LLC New Genesis is an attempt to revive the original star borderswhich TSR Inc. published from 1980 to 1986. While star borders never had the success J&D fact, it has maintained a cult fan base to the present day. Several features of his universe were then recycled in the J&D space setting spell scrambler.

In July, a preview copy of New Genesis leaked online and sparked immediate controversy due to the alleged content explicitly racist and transphobic content. “A ‘Negro’ race is described as a ‘sub-race’ in the game and as having ‘medium’ intelligence with a maximum intelligence rating of 9, while the ‘Nordic’ race has a minimum intelligence rating of 13”, notes the preliminary injunction. , citing an example of New Genesis play test.

Washington State-based monitoring group No hate in gamescited in Wizards’ preliminary injunction exhibits, later documented “hate messages” allegedly posted on social media by New Genesis author Dave Johnson.

In the injunction, Wizards’ attorney writes that it “would be irreparably harmed by the publication and distribution of the game using its trademarks because consumers could mistakenly associate Wizards with the objectionable content of the game, damage its reputation and goodwill and undermine its efforts to foster a culture that embraces diversity.

These efforts include adjusting the game’s lore to move away from specific fantasy races being treated as plug-and-play villains, and releases such as this year’s Journeys through the Radiant Citadelan anthology of adventures inspired by world mythologies other than post-Tolkian Western fantasy.

The September 8 injunction marks the final stage of an ongoing legal battle between TSR LLC and Wizards. They had already filed a lawsuit against each other in December over the rights to the TSR name and star borders.

TSR LLC claims that Wizards allowed both marks to expire at an undisclosed time in the early 2000s, which made the marks eligible for use.

It also calls for the removal of a content disclaimer that Wizards has added to digital versions of older TSR products, such as the original Stay on the Borderlands module.

“This disclaimer attempts to make a statement of fact, and therefore portrays all writers, publishers, artists and consumers of these products as supporting these alleged biases, stereotypes and bigotry, falsely claimed to be part of these products”, TSR LLC wrote online, as part of a now canceled Indiegogo campaign increase court costs.

Wizards counter-filed to seek cancellation of TSR LLC’s trademark registration, alleging that TSR LLC filed a fraudulent claim with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to claim the name and intellectual property of original TSR.

Wizards also notes in its injunction that it has acquired the rights to both TSR’s name, its unique logo (referred to in the injunction as a “trademark design”), and its intellectual properties, including star borderswhen TSR was acquired in 1997.

“In particular,” Wizards’ filing states, “Wizards licensed the TSR trademark and Dungeons & Dragons intellectual property to OneBookShelf, Inc., which sells older editions of Dungeons & Dragons products bearing the TSR mark. OneBookShelf has been selling TSR-branded products continuously since December 2012.” This includes, at the time of writing, star borders himself.

A Wizards of the Coast representative said: “Wizards of the Coast does not comment on ongoing litigation. GeekWire has reached out to TSR LLC for comment.

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BJP accuses Congress of ‘Hindu hatred’, Oppn says ‘hate factory’ at work https://handfulofhate.com/bjp-accuses-congress-of-hindu-hatred-oppn-says-hate-factory-at-work/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 11:27:00 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/bjp-accuses-congress-of-hindu-hatred-oppn-says-hate-factory-at-work/ The BJP on Saturday cited a video of a Christian priest’s alleged comments mentioning the Hindu goddess Shakti during a conversation with Rahul Gandhi to allege she shows the opposition party’s ‘anti-Hindu’ face, sparking heated uproar. reaction. The Congress accused the BJP of spreading mischief through its “hate factory” and alleged […]]]>


The BJP on Saturday cited a video of a Christian priest’s alleged comments mentioning the Hindu goddess Shakti during a conversation with Rahul Gandhi to allege she shows the opposition party’s ‘anti-Hindu’ face, sparking heated uproar. reaction.

The Congress accused the BJP of spreading mischief through its “hate factory” and alleged that the ruling party had become more desperate since the successful launch of the “Bharat Jodo Yatra”.

In the video shared by several BJP leaders and others, the priest identified as George Ponnaiah is allegedly heard telling Gandhi that Jesus Christ is the “true god. … revealed as a human being. Not as Shakti …” He was answering the Congress leader’s question whether Jesus is considered god or not.

BJP spokesman Sambit Patra claimed that the video revealed the reality of “Bharat Jodo Yatra”. He insults Goddess Shakti before the start of Navratra, he told reporters.

It is not the first time Congress has been implicated in such incidents, as the party had previously questioned Lord Ram’s existence, he said. During elections, Gandhi pretends to go to temples but the “anti-Hindu” face comes back to the fore after the election is over, he alleged.

“Is it ‘Bharat Jodo’? Denouncing one religion for the appeasement of another. This Hindu hatred of Congress in general and Rahul Gandhi in particular is no longer a clandestine affair. Rahul wears it on his sleeves with pride !” Bharat-Todo’ indeed by Rahul Gandhi,” Patra said.

AICC General Secretary, Communications Jairam Ramesh says the BJP’s “hate factory” shares tweets about Gandhi that are unrelated to audio.

“An atrocious tweet from the BJP hate factory is doing the rounds. It bears no relation to what is recorded in the audio. It is typical BJP mischief which has become more desperate after the successful launch of Bharat Jodo Yatra that evokes such a huge response,” Ramesh tweeted.

“Those responsible for the murder of Mahatma Gandhi and the murders of people like Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare, MM Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh raise questions! What a sick joke! Such attempts to harm the spirit of Bharat Jodo Yatra will fail miserably. “, he said in another tweet.

Targeting Congress, BJP spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla said, “George Ponnaiah, who met Rahul Gandhi, said, ‘Jesus is the only God unlike Shakti (and other gods)’. This man was arrested earlier for his hatred towards Hindus – he also said: “I wear shoes because the impurities of Bharat Mata must not contaminate us. Bharat Jodo with Bharat Todo icons.”

The opposition had an “anti-Hindu DNA” that continues to reflect, he alleged, referring to remarks of “saffron terror” from Congress when in office.

Against Ramesh, Poonawalla said the Congress “hate factory” witnessed the 1984 riots against Sikhs when the then prime minister sought to justify it.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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“Apparently everyone likes everything I hate!” https://handfulofhate.com/apparently-everyone-likes-everything-i-hate/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 05:55:14 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/apparently-everyone-likes-everything-i-hate/ Lyrics by Peter Hodgson Matt Schofield chats with us about his return to Australia, the world of content creation and, most importantly, the setup behind the virtuoso This writer has lost track of how many times people have slipped into his DMs with videos of Matt Schofield accompanied by a comment like “Holy shit!” Have […]]]>

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Matt Schofield chats with us about his return to Australia, the world of content creation and, most importantly, the setup behind the virtuoso

This writer has lost track of how many times people have slipped into his DMs with videos of Matt Schofield accompanied by a comment like “Holy shit!” Have you got seen this guy?’

Schofield is one of those players who seems to have an almost supernatural connection to their instrument – ​​that indefinable thing where it feels like the guitar and its player are one. And although he has already visited Australia, his next tour will be the first real opportunity for a wider audience to experience his particular brand of blues rock.

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“Yeah, I’m visiting properly this time,” Schofield said on an afternoon Zoom call. “We came for a gig and that was the extent of my Australian touring experience so far. We came all the way to a concert! But now we’re going to hang out and hit some spots this time. So I’m very happy about that.

It will be a chance for all of us to see the Manchester native with his trio for real, as it is meant to be, rather than on YouTube. “I’m not a content creator,” he says. “And although there are all these videos online, I don’t even really do it. It became its own monster with the YouTube and Instagram clips, because for years I was like, ‘I hate this’. I don’t want you to film me,” and now it took on a life of its own and I just said, “Okay.”

“It’s been weird navigating the way the music industry has gone for someone like me, you know? So I’m a very reluctant content creator: I just do gigs and people film them.

Schofield acknowledges that the awareness that you are being filmed can alter the energy of a performance. “I had a lot of rants about it: it changes the concert, you know? As soon as you start recording or filming a concert, you actually change how it works. But at this point, I’ve kind of come full circle and it’s like, apparently, everyone likes everything I hate! But you can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.

While Schofield’s playing is in the spirit of the blues greats, he sounds like none other than himself, as he spins in fiery jazz lines interspersed with heartfelt blues-rock phrasing.

“He’s informed by heroes, isn’t he?” When I was coming of age in the late 80s and early 90s, it was a Strat world, you know? And Eric Clapton was doing blues nights at the Royal Albert Hall, so we had Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan and Eric all playing Strats. And of course, I was also inspired by Stevie Ray Vaughan. So I was very informed by the Strat era of the blues-boom of the late 80s. Steve Ray?’ Well, I love Stevie, but no, I don’t want to be Stevie.

But rather than picking up a different guitar just for fun, Schofield stuck with the Strat because it was the style of guitar he felt most comfortable with. “I love the Gibson ES-335s – BB King was my first hero – but when I play them I don’t hear as much about me as I do with the Strat. And yes, there is a bit of a fight in a Strat. You have to work at it, and you have to put something into it to get something out of it. And that was my thing. You have to play it loud!”

Since 2005, this volume has typically been achieved through Two Rock amplifiers, including a signature model released in 2012. That said, Schofield’s current rig is based not on their signature model, but on a newer Two Rock boasting improvements put in place since the company changed hands a few years ago.

“Now they are even better! One of my best friends, Eli Lester, bought the company about five or six years ago, and Max Skinner, who has always been with them, is another dear friend of mine. It’s like my best friends run the business, so we work together. So now, actually, I also use the Classic Reverb now, which is one of their newer models, which even surpassed my signature model, which was my previous favorite.

As far as guitars go, Schofield’s main whip is the SVL 61, a guitar heavily based on his own ’61 Strat but augmented with Callahan hardware and custom-wound SVL pickups and a slightly more modern feel without betraying its values. vintage-inspired. “I have my SVL guitars that my friend of 30 years, Simon Law, makes in the UK. Then there’s my Mad Professor overdrive pedal that we worked on together, the Supreme. It’s an overdrive two-stage signing, and it’s okay in the Two Rock and I’m good to go. I try to keep things as simple as possible these days and think about playing rather than gear…although there is always something!

The visit will be presented by Gerrard Allman Eventshead toward their website for ticketing information.

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Cloudflare shuts down services of ‘revolting’ far-right hate site • The Register https://handfulofhate.com/cloudflare-shuts-down-services-of-revolting-far-right-hate-site-the-register/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 02:33:00 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/cloudflare-shuts-down-services-of-revolting-far-right-hate-site-the-register/ Cloudflare has decided to stop providing its services to Kiwi Farms, just days after defending the site’s eligibility for its services. Kiwi Farms is an online forum that frequently features vicious harassment of minority communities and individuals. Some members have even staged harassment, doxing, and smashing targets they hate in the real world. Three suicides […]]]>

Cloudflare has decided to stop providing its services to Kiwi Farms, just days after defending the site’s eligibility for its services.

Kiwi Farms is an online forum that frequently features vicious harassment of minority communities and individuals. Some members have even staged harassment, doxing, and smashing targets they hate in the real world. Three suicides are likely linked to hateful harassment initiated by members of Kiwi Farms.

Harassment on the forums led to a campaign asking Cloudflare to drop the site, in the public interest.

Offensive content alone does not create an emergency that requires the action we take today

Last week, Cloudflare responded to this campaign by explaining that its policies meant that it would continue to serve the forums.

“Hosting products are the products where Cloudflare is the ultimate content host,” CEO Matthew Prince and VP Alissa Starzak wrote at the time. “It’s different from products where we just provide security or temporary caching services and the content is hosted elsewhere.”

Sunday, Prince announcement that Cloudflare had ceased serving Kiwi Farms.

“This is an extraordinary decision for us to make and, given Cloudflare’s role as an Internet infrastructure provider, a dangerous decision that we are not comfortable with,” Prince wrote, adding, ” However, the rhetoric about Kiwifarms [sic] site and specific targeted threats have escalated over the past 48 hours to the point where we believe there is an unprecedented urgency and immediate threat to human life, contrary to what we have already seen from Kiwifarms or any other customer before.

Price said Cloudflare’s decision was based on escalating threats posted on Kiwi Farms, not the campaign to have the company deny service to the forum.

“Kiwfarms has often hosted outrageous content. Revolting content alone does not create an emergency that necessitates the action we take today,” Prince wrote.

“Nor are we taking this action directly because of the lobbying campaign,” Prince wrote on Sunday, saying Cloudflare has “empathy for its organizers” but the company is “engaged as a security provider to protect our customers even when they run deep.” contrary to popular opinion or even our own morality.

“However, as the pressure campaign escalated, the rhetoric on the Kiwifarms site intensified. Feeling attacked, site users became even more aggressive. Over the past two weeks, we have proactively contacted law enforcement in multiple jurisdictions, highlighting what we believe to be potential criminal acts and imminent threats to human life that have been posted on the site.

Prince said the decision leaves Cloudflare’s abuse policies unchanged, and lamented having to make the decision in the absence of “a mechanism when there is an emergency threat to human life for that infrastructure providers work quickly with legal authorities to ensure the decisions we make. are based on due process.

“Unfortunately, this mechanism does not exist and so we are making this uncomfortable emergency decision alone,” the CEO wrote.

Prince added that he expected the decision to see Kiwi Farms provide another supplier, a prediction that came true: Kiwi Farms moved to a Russian estate and found another DDOS prevention service. The register spent a few seconds on the site to verify that it is accessible and immediately found a thread disputing Prince’s account of Cloudflare’s assessment of the growing threats appearing on the forum. ®

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The agonizing annual hell of the office outside https://handfulofhate.com/the-agonizing-annual-hell-of-the-office-outside/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 10:00:54 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/the-agonizing-annual-hell-of-the-office-outside/ It’s surely one of the great flaws in global songwriting that none of the world’s Tin Pan Alleys have ever delivered a classic song about the “September Strategy Session”. This screaming omission is all the more remarkable given that songwriters have had so much success with tunes on September. You can discover “September in the […]]]>

It’s surely one of the great flaws in global songwriting that none of the world’s Tin Pan Alleys have ever delivered a classic song about the “September Strategy Session”.

This screaming omission is all the more remarkable given that songwriters have had so much success with tunes on September. You can discover “September in the rain”. You can, in the words of Earth, Wind & Fire, ba-dee-ya and say you remember, which seems like an overall positive thing to do. Or you can mope as the days get shorter in the “September Song.”

I definitely experienced September in the rain. I’m not sure I have ba-di-ya-d already, but it’s possible I did without realizing it. But what I’ve definitely been doing this month (in my September back-to-work spiky haircut, also oddly omitted from canon) is attending office days and their brother less glamour, the present day.

Given the centrality of this macabre event to our Septembers, it seems odd that it hasn’t yet been marked into song. Admittedly, even WS Gilbert struggled to find a word that rhymes with strategy, a challenge that led to the weakest verse in his “. . . Modern Major-General”.

Awayday offers payday and climax, but has always proven too difficult for great lyricists, although Leonard Cohen came close with his classic lines: “I heard there was a strong joint , which let you love PowerPoint, but you don’t really like going for slides, right? »

But I digress. This week marks the time when, for thousands of unfortunates, the return to the office coincides with a fall strategy session, complete with a working lunch and a “bonding” discussion about work over dinner. Sometimes it’s announced well in advance, sometimes it’s preceded by August emails from the boss that always start with “Don’t let me interrupt your vacation but…. . . » before sketching a boring idea that came to them « during a mid-morning swim in the Adriatic ».

The nature of the day of absence varies according to status. Senior executives may get a nice hotel with a golf course, more junior teams may find their getaway is simply a meeting room on a different floor.

Too often the agenda is last minute and you’re suddenly asked to pull together “just three or four” good ideas in about 36 hours, just as you find out the data team ran away during late breaks to avoid the rush of working days. thrown at them by those who need help fleshing out their slideshow. This is a problem because the rules of absence clearly dictate that weak ideas can be salvaged by jazzy presentations.

If you’re lucky, the session is just for the boss to give instructions. But otherwise, the challenge is to come up with ideas that seem ambitious enough to show you’re an agent of change but small enough not to ruin your year. But it’s a minefield. Be too modest and someone will find a better way to do it. Every meeting has a person, often with no direct responsibility themselves, who likes to toss out sweeping thoughts like, “Why don’t we just merge these teams (or split them, at the same meeting two years later )?”

Too often, the challenge is simply to come out with your team or role intact and be ready for the co-worker who suddenly wonders why your team is so great. Every event has one person who talks too much and another who only intervenes once but always with devastating effect.

And yet, if that prospect is bleak for ordinary office workers, imagine what it feels like in the civil service as they await the arrival of a new prime minister and a string of new ministers, all trained in defiance of administration and expertise, and passionate about carrying out the ill-considered impromptu plans dreamed up by the candidates to secure a Telegraph front page. Surely even the worst day out of the office is better than the impending Whitehall bonding sessions with their subtext: ‘We hate you, now help us out of this crisis’.

In fact, I just remembered “Wake Me Up When September Ends” by Green Day. So maybe there’s a song about the whole back to work thing after all.

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Swara Bhasker says Alia Bhatt receiving hate after death of Sushant Singh Rajput ‘was completely unfair’ https://handfulofhate.com/swara-bhasker-says-alia-bhatt-receiving-hate-after-death-of-sushant-singh-rajput-was-completely-unfair/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 13:03:01 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/swara-bhasker-says-alia-bhatt-receiving-hate-after-death-of-sushant-singh-rajput-was-completely-unfair/ House Entertainment Bollywood Swara Bhasker says Alia Bhatt receiving hate after death of Sushant Singh Rajput ‘was completely unfair’ Swara Bhasker has weighed in on Bollywood boycott trends and says Alia Bhatt was unfairly targeted in 2020, following the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. Swara Bhaskar talks about the hate Alia Bhatt received in 2020 […]]]>

Swara Bhasker has weighed in on Bollywood boycott trends and says Alia Bhatt was unfairly targeted in 2020, following the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.

Swara BhaskarSwara Bhaskar talks about the hate Alia Bhatt received in 2020 (Photos: Instagram/ Swara Bhaskar, Alia Bhatt)

Bollywood found himself in a hopeless situation this year after big budget films like Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha and Akshay Kumar’s Samrat Prithiviraj (among many others) all flopped, one after the other. There has been much discussion and debate about this bizarre phenomenon with many reasons cited, such as changes in post-pandemic viewing preferences, coupled with daily hate campaigns, which had also been launched after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in 2020.

However, Alia Bhatt Gangubai Kathiawadi managed to overcome the hate and emerged as a blockbuster. Speaking about Alia’s film, actor Swara Bhasker recalled how many industry stars such as Alia were hounded after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.

Swara told Zoom, “I don’t know how much the boycott trends are affecting the business. Alia received a lot of negative attention on social media after Sushant’s tragic suicide, which of course was completely unfair – the kind of accusations that were leveled against the A-Listers. She referenced the film Sadak 2, released amid calls for Alia’s boycott. But the same campaigns didn’t work when Gangubai came out. Currently, boycott trends are targeting Alia’s upcoming film, Brahmastra, which stars Amitabh Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor.

Swara added, “Gangubai Kathiawadi, the same conversation started, the same boycott calls, and people were still watching her. This boycott thing is all the rage, it’s a small group of people who are hatemongers and spreading lies about the movie industry. Everything else is rubbish, and we have enough evidence to know that they profit from it. These are paying trends. They used the Sushant tragedy for their own benefit.

She added that everyone should take such internet campaigns with a grain of salt. Swara has faced more than her fair share of trolls, due to her ability to voice opinions without holding back. The actor is preparing for the release of his new movie Jahaan Chaar Yaar.

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