Discord Just Shut Down the Biggest 'Boogaloo' Server for Inciting Violence - 2020-06-25
Discord, a platform popular with gamers, has shut down one of the largest servers used by followers of the anti-government "boogaloo" movement after it was exposed in a VICE News article.
"Boogaloo" is code for civil war — which is the ultimate goal of this insurgent movement that's pulled in hardline libertarians, anti-government extremists, online shitposters and white nationalists. Adherents are often known as "Boogaloo Bois," and they've been showing up to anti-lockdown and anti-police brutality protests clad in their uniform of Hawaiian shirts and tactical gear.
The movement has also drawn in active-duty service members of the U.S. military, which VICE News reported on Wednesday. The article incorporated screenshots from the innocuously-named "Citizens of Liberty" or "CLO" Discord server that showed users offering their military expertise to help advance the goals of the Boogaloo movement.