A notorious fringe message board is facing calls for its shutdown after life-threatening harassment - 2022-09-02

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F0.png A notorious fringe message board is facing calls for its shutdown after life-threatening harassment September 2, 2022, Ben Collins, NBC News

Kiwi Farms is an internet message board known for being an epicenter of vicious, anti-trans harassment campaigns. It has operated for nearly a decade with the backing of some tech companies that refuse to drop services for it. But now, as the site's users launch a wave of anti-trans attacks, a trans Twitch streamer targeted by Kiwi Farms is spearheading an unprecedented campaign to take down the fringe website.

Clara Sorrenti and those supporting her are hoping to open up Kiwi Farms to debilitating virtual attacks by demanding Cloudflare, one of its internet security service vendors, drop the site. Cloudflare has so far refused to budge.

In a public statement posted Wednesday, under Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince's byline, the company said that it will not drop security services for any of its customers. (The statement did not mention Kiwi Farms by name.) A Cloudflare representative referred NBC News to the blog post when reached for comment.

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