Kiwi Farms moves to Russian servers after Cloudfare withdrawal
Former FBI Deputy Director Frank Figliuzzi said Kiwi Farms “could easily become an increased domestic terrorism threat.”
Kiwi Farms, called a “transphobic hate forum” by streamer Keffals, has come under fire in recent months for accusations of harassment, revealing private information (doxxing) and even being responsible for various suicides. As a result, Cloudfare blocked the site, but it has since found a new home with Russian servers.
Former FBI Deputy Director Frank Figliuzzi took to Twitter to break the news: “US internet forum Kiwi Farms, responsible for the suicide of at least 3 of its harassment and harassment targets, has just passed to Russian servers. They could easily become a domestic terror threat here”, (thanks, Kotaku).
He believes that despite Cloudfare and With hCaptcha blocking the site, there remains a “domestic terror” threat that could increase as it has moved servers rather than staying offline indefinitely. If you’re not aware of the background, the aforementioned Keffals began protesting Kiwi Farms last week as it allegedly drove her into hiding, forcing her out of the country. She lives at Airbnbs due to doxxing and swatting, though members of the site reportedly found her and sent multiple pizzas to her hotel using her dead name.
The reason Keffals is being targeted is because she is a popular trans streamer and activist, hence the claims that Kiwi Farms is a transphobic hate site. Members of the site reportedly found where she was staying by identifying the sheets in the photos she shared, prompting her to start using green screens in her videos.
Earlier this year she was arrested after being run over by London police who woke her up with “an assault rifle”. She was then taken in for questioning and discovered that someone had impersonated her and sent an email claiming she had killed her own mother and was planning a mass shooting. She was even booked under her dead name.
She was later dropped as a suspect in the threats, but this steady stream of harassment from Kiwi Farms prompted this month’s campaign to have the site taken down, and although it eventually came to fruition with her supplier who gave it up, it seems that is not the case. it’s not entirely finished.
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