It is not uncommon for countries around the world to interrupt Internet access for political reasons or because of social unrest. We've seen this many times in the past (e.g. Gabon, Syria, Togo). Today, it appears that Internet access in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been greatly curtailed.
Daphne Keller, Director, Stanford Center for Internet & Society, and Lee Rowland, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project Moderator: Matthew Prince, Co-Founder & CEO, Cloudflare
Earlier today, Cloudflare terminated the account of the Daily Stormer. We've stopped proxying their traffic and stopped answering DNS requests for their sites. We've taken measures to ensure that they cannot sign up for Cloudflare's services ever again.
For Net Neutrality Day on July 12, Fight for the Future launched a Cloudflare App installable for websites all over the world. Sites with it installed saw as many as 178M page views prompting the users to write to their local congressional representative on the importance of Net Neutrality.
Sometimes, well-intended efforts to prevent unacceptable behavior run into the reality of what it means to have an open and free society.