24 hours only after being forced to flee to Russian serversit now looks like hate forum Kiwi Farms – which has been in the news again for its role in harassment campaigns and threats to life – has seen its final days as a functional website.
After Cloudflare and hCaptcha stopped supporting the site yesterdayRussian company DDoS-Guard has now done the same, prompting Kiwi Farms owner Joshua Moon to issue a lengthy statement steeped in conspiracy theories while also confronting the fact that this is the end of the site, as he knows them.
“This meme about Russia being a free country is a joke,” Moon writes on Telegram, only seeming to realize it nowbefore we move on to blaming the downfall of Kiwi Farm on everyone but their own toxic, criminal and reprehensible community:
This is an organized attack. There is a coalition of criminals trying to frame the forum for their behavior. These criminals provide professional victims with opportunities to amplify their message. Journalists canonize the crimes as the behavior of the forum itself, which becomes effective truth for the general public.
This is a machine that was previously set up against 8chan and is activated anytime the Cathedral wants to test the new fronts of their censorship. It’s a massive amalgamation of different interests. i am a person The financial limitations aren’t even the real problem – the problem is that I’m powerless on my own. I can’t spend an amount of money to convince people to be brave and free. That’s just the reality of our country.
And what this machine doesn’t accept is compromise. If I censored certain behaviors, it wouldn’t matter. They don’t want a certain thing to be censored. You want the average person to be able to speak in channels where only certain thoughts are acceptable.
More importantly, they want to ensure that no small organization can host a service that threatens the cathedral. It used to be that a guy with a good idea could open a platform and be a Tom Anderson, Mark Zuckerberg, Tom Fulp, Christopher Poole or Richard Kyanka. Note that these names are all more than 10 years old. No more new groundbreaking online because groundbreaking is not allowed in the company parking lot of the new internet.
I don’t see a situation where Kiwi Farms can just keep going. It will either become a broken shell of itself, like 8chan, or jump between hosts and domain names like Daily Stormer.
ok buddy It is poignant that he mentions 8chan and Daily Stormer, two other former bastions of internet hate that, after a similar deplatforming operation, are now hollow shells of their former selves, fragmented and elusive. Because that’s certainly the fate that now awaits Kiwi Farms, some streamer and political commentator Clara “Keffals” Sorrenti.himself the recent target of violent threats from Kiwi Farms—points to this in her own statement
The campaign is over. We won.
After the announcement that Cloudflare was dropping Kiwi Farms as a customer, the site came back online with a Russian domain and switched to DDoS-Guard. Less than 24 hours later, DDoS-Guard, a Russian company specializing in DDoS protection, also shut down Kiwi Farms. Their Russian domain is now offline, and Joshua Moon said: “I don’t see a situation where Kiwi Farms is simply allowed to operate. It will either jump to a broken shell of itself like 8chan or between hosts and domains like Daily Stormer.”
Many websites that have faced deplatform campaigns, such as 8chan and Daily Stormer, are still online. They are still completely impotent. Whether we are able to completely remove Kiwi Farms from the internet is immaterial as the goals of our campaign have not only been achieved, they have achieved more than we could have ever anticipated.
All the major companies that have provided the services to keep kiwi farms online have decided that kiwi farms pose a great risk. Cloudflare’s CEO has said that Kiwi Farms poses an “imminent and urgent threat to human life,” and the former FBI Deputy Director has claimed that Kiwi Farms poses a “domestic terror threat.” In the last week it has become very clear that there is no tolerance for this kind of hate and millions of people have come together to celebrate their defeat.
FiberHub, the company that houses the servers hosting Kiwi Farms, has not issued a statement. Joshua Moon believes FiberHub will drop them as well since Kiwi Farms is now considered a terror threat and there is no benefit for any company in offering them services. Our team will be monitoring the remains of the Kiwi farms over the coming weeks and months. It’s highly unlikely that Kiwi Farms will re-emerge with enough resources to maintain the online presence they once had. As such, this is the final statement from the Drop Kiwi Farms campaign until further notice.
What we have achieved in such a short time is unprecedented in the entire history of the internet. The countless victims of Kiwi Farms can rest easy knowing that the site is doomed, will never regain its former momentum and continues to bleed followers and become more and more irrelevant with each passing week. We’ve done our part to honor the likes of Julie Terryberry, Chloe Sagal and David Kirk Ginder (Near). Thank you all for helping me and everyone else affected by Kiwi Farms seek justice. Today the world is a better place.
Congratulations to the #DropKiwiFarms team and everyone else who has worked so hard – and endured so much – over the years to get to this point today.