Kiwi Farms – a website described as a "transphobic hate forum" – has been attempting to find a new security provider ever since being dropped by Cloudflare due to a campaign by Clara Sorrenti, better known as Keffals on Twitch and YouTube. The site recently found a new home thanks to a Russian provider, but was swiftly taken down after just 24 hours.
You'd think that would be the end of it, but it was announced earlier today by Kiwi Farms owner Joshua Moon that the site had made a return via a Portugese security provider called DiamWall. After Sorrenti tagged DiamWall CEO Hugo Carvalho in a post on Twitter, the two had a private discussion regarding Kiwi Farms and the recent controversy surrounding it. DiamWall then very quickly took the site down, as Kiwi Farms' grand return only lasted a little over four hours.
In a statement released by Carvalho on the official DiamWall website, he explains that it provided DDoS protection for the site as it had been taken down via DDos and was completely unaware of the site's infamy. After being made aware of the site's history, Carvalho came to the conclusion that Kiwi Farms "hosts a lot of revolting content" and decided that it wasn't "a good fit for our company."
While most of us would like to believe that this is truly the end of Kiwi Farms, it's unlikely the site will ever go away permanently. It's likely it will continue to hop between smaller security providers like DiamWall until it finds one that's willing to protect it, but the hope is that by then the site's online presence is so miniscule that its influence fades in a similar fashion to the way 8chan was deplatformed. For now though, it seems as though things are going to get worse for Kiwi Farms before it gets better.
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