In 2016, the SPLC inspired a violent attack wholesale halloween costumes on Charles Murray when he tried to speak at Middlebury College. A number of the protesters reported that they hadn't read Murray's work. They relied entirely on the SPLC's inaccurate summary of his views. No one weeps for The Daily Stormer, but censors often start with the easy targets. None of this is happening in a free-speech vacuum.
In some progressive enclaves even the wholesale swimwear most ordinary and mainstream of assertions cause meltdowns.
The examples are too numerous swimwear manufacturers to mention, but who can forget the physical threats on Evergreen State College professor Bret Weinstein when he objected to a plan to exclude white students and professors from campus for a day? Who can forget the incredible, overheated response at Yale University to the suggestion that adult students should be free to choose their own Halloween costumes? And let's remember that it was just days ago that Google a company that claims to value free expression summarily fired an employee for making good-faith arguments about sex differences that are well-supported by large volumes of research across species, cultures, and history.
When Cloudflare vbrsevb44th terminated its relationship with The Daily Stormer, its CEO sounded a word of warning.
In an e-mail to company employees, he said, Literally, I woke up in a bad mood and decided someone shouldn't be allowed on the Internet. No one should have that power. In fact, he explicitly hoped that his actions would not set a precedent. But he has set a precedent. So has Google. So has GoDaddy. It's a precedent that activists will cite time and again it's a precedent that ProPublica just cited to try to force the most powerful communications companies in the world to use their immense reach to restrict debate on the most consequential issues in public life.