Discord Just Shut Down the Biggest 'Boogaloo' Server for Inciting Violence - 2020-06-25

From UmbraXenu
Jump to: navigation, search
F0.png Discord Just Shut Down the Biggest 'Boogaloo' Server for Inciting Violence June 25, 2020, Tess Owen, Vice News

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.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Tess | last = Owen | title = Discord Just Shut Down the Biggest 'Boogaloo' Server for Inciting Violence | url = https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/akzkep/discord-just-shut-down-the-biggest-boogaloo-server-for-inciting-violence | work = Vice News | date = June 25, 2020 | accessdate = June 29, 2020 }}