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My team was recently forwarded an abuse complaint from Cloudflare from the pseudonymous “EJ Smith,” paired with a threat to shut down DDoS protection for National Justice. In the form, this journalist, Eric Striker, is slandered with the outrageous claim that I am a “domestic terrorist.” This is filed as a copyright protestation, without any specific reference to what piece of intellectual property is being used. The email says this dispute can only be reconciled by firing me from my role as editor-in-chief!

Here are the contents of the bad-faith fink’s troll-complaint:

“This is a website tun by domestic terrorist Eric Striker. Numerous posts on the website single out individuals and minorities (mainly Jewish people) for attacks by right wing white supremacist terrorists. For backup on this, please read the SPLC […]”

Here is Cloudflare’s own attached statement:

“You should investigate and fix this problem, as it constitutes a violation to our terms of service.

Please answer to this e-mail indicating which measures you’ve taken to stop the abusive behavior.”

This coincides with reporting on the anarchist Christian Exoo, also known as “AntiFash Gordon,” who is coddled by Twitter’s corporate leadership despite repeatedly violating their rules on managing multiple accounts, creating a new account after his original was banned, and posting the personal information of scores of private citizens (sometimes obtained through allegedly criminal means) with the intent of utilizing “troll armies” to get them fired from their jobs, targeted by left-wing paramilitary violence and in his words, “de-homed.” National Justice reporting on Exoo, whose identity is newsworthy and in the public interest, has been shared directly and indirectly by a number of high profile journalists and political commentators in the last 24 hours.

For the record, I have never even been accused of being a “domestic terrorist” or any other serious crimes in my life. There is nothing on this website that comes close to advocating violence or threatening individuals. We do not use racial slurs, don’t “dox” people (defined as posting addresses, social security numbers, personal phone numbers, etc) and carefully vet all of the sources for our stories. This publication is far more ethical in its practices than much of the mainstream media. This is nothing more than a good old fashioned press crackdown!

National Justice reporting and opinion pieces are syndicated across respected platforms, including Unz.com. According to our internal metrics, we are slated to hit a brand new traffic milestone for the month of December. This is making powerful people angry, as our stories are compelling and shaking plutocratic narratives to the core.

It may not seem like it, but this is not Saudi Arabia. We as Americans still have a Constitutional right to freedom of the press, freedom of conscience and freedom of speech. Seeing all the negative attention companies like Cloudflare are already getting over allegations of political bias, I am ready to do everything humanly possible to ensure the world knows they believe independent journalism and nationalist dissent is no different than being a member of ISIS.

The irony of anarchist groups and their lawyers pressuring our DDoS protection provider is that there is no reason to do this other than to leave us vulnerable to cyber-terror attacks.

Finding another service to protect us from hackers can be done, but we must resist tech-capitalist tyranny and their left-wing lackeys out of principle. Cloudflare’s CEO Matthew Prince has gone on the record claiming that their censorship against the Daily Stormer was a one-off thing, but this appears to be a lie.

We will be disputing Cloudflare’s claims and will not back down under any circumstances.

Speaking truth to power has never been easy and never will be. In the New Year we are planning on unveiling a voluntary subscription/donation process so you can help us grow and fight back.

No matter what it takes, we have a right to educate to liberate. We are winning. If we weren’t, they wouldn’t be overplaying their hand this frantically.

Eric Striker

Editor-in-Chief of National Justice

(Republished from National Justice by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Censorship, Internet 
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  1. Rational says:

    THE ANTIFA AND THE LIBBARBARIANS ARE THE REAL TERRORISTS.

    Sorry to hear the corporate thugs are censoring patriots left and right. For libbarbarians to call patriots terrorists is upside down—as the libbarbarians are the real terrorists.

    Calling people racists and antisemites to prevent them from speaking the truth or advocate for their own group interests is verbal terrorism by the left. We must not back down.

    Good luck Striker.

    • Replies: @Black Picard
  2. Svevlad says:

    Preempt them by changing the service yourself. Cl*udflare can’t be the only ddos protection there is

  3. If I were Eric, I would dial back my outrage.

    First, Cloudflare is showing you EXACTLY what was said about you, in the spirit of openness.

    And yet, the fact that their comments are contained within the same email should not be construed as agreement.

    What you are dealing with, here, is a robot, that automatically receives and handles complaints. The robot received inflammatory accusations and acted upon them the same way it would handle any other statement; by forwarding the comments to the contact person for that domain and inviting them to respond.

    Twisting that into a statement that a CEO of a service you are receiving for free is lying is uncalled for. At worst, you might say that it does not appear to be a true statement. Reserve the hyperbole for when you REALLY need it.

    Don’t alienate your friends by using such strong language.

    All of that having been said, I agree that you need to resist. So does everyone else.

    Document the process, share what you learn, and turn it into another article. Roll with the punch. Use your opponent’s energy against them.

    Hope this helps. Stay cool. The person who loses their temper, first, is the person who loses.

    ~richard

    • Troll: Hippopotamusdrome
  4. @Richard Childers

    LOL. This is your one and only post at Unz.

    Maybe it’s a bot. What difference does that make? If they have an automated system that triggers when a member of ANTIFA sends them an email stating “he’s a terrorist”, that’s less bad?

    • Replies: @anonymous
  5. Dumb nitpick, “website tun by domestic terrorist” should have a [sic], in case a reader might have missed that.

  6. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    Yes, that’s less bad, especially if it came in response to a (false) assertion of copyright violation.

    To your other point, I’ve called out the apparent one-and-done types myself, but this seemed to have been in good faith and worthwhile.

  7. Realist says:
    @Richard Childers

    If I were Eric, I would dial back my outrage.

    Thankfully you’re not. Go Eric.

  8. @Rational

    I am ready to do everything humanly possible to ensure the world knows they believe independent journalism and nationalist dissent is no different than being a member of ISIS.


    Big Tech is waaay out of line. They need a collective whack-a-mole beat down. Heck, “Western civilization” is going down the toilet quicker than Joe Biden’s next disturbing groping fiasco.
    The 2010s were a really shitty decade. I’m distraught to know that the 2020s will most likely be much much worse — unless the 2A cowards in the most heavily armed country on the planet reign in their terrorist government.

    Alarm bells are ringing people. At least fucking DO SOMETHING instead of being apathetic sitting ducks for the future Deep State Bolshevik 2.0 chaos coming to America’s shores this decade. I thought American conservatives “care” for their kids & grandkids? Bullshit!!
    When exactly is the point of no return for your easily distracted electorate & the country’s militias? Jezus!

    Don’t take this personally…
    But I have far more respect for Russia’s resilient Caucasian citizens. They’ve been to Hell (Russian Revolution, WW1, WW2, 1990s collapse, 2010s sanctions) & back thanks to Western meddling, and yet they got the frigging ZOG monkey off their backs.

    But here in “exceptional America”, its citizens are far less patriotic and quite frankly dumb (compared the the average Russian voter) in the sense that MSM brainwashing is easy peasy.

    Continue being ignorant, American masses. If only I could get the fuck off this insane planet before the fireworks begin.

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