Everyone's Applauding OkCupid For Tweets On Banning Charlottesville White Supremacist From Dating Site

"There is no room for hate in a place where you're looking for love."

By Eric Shorey

In the wake of the horrific events that occurred at Charlottesville last weekend, companies and businesses are making their anti-Nazi policies clear. Among those brands is OKCupid, which declared that "[t]here is no room for hate in a place where you're looking for love," and promised to ban all white supremecists from the site for life.

“OkCupid has zero tolerance for racism. We make a lot of [decisions] every day that are tough. Banning Christopher Cantwell was not one of them," said Chief executive Elie Seidman in a statement to Gizmodo.

The aforementioned Cantwell is the infamous white supremacist caught threatening violence against Jews and who was later seen on social media crying in fear of his life.

The Washington Post notes that competitors are less firm on their policies pertaining to racism: Tinder encourages users to be respectful to one another and not “post any content that is hate speech, threatening, sexually explicit or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence,” but adds that they are not responsible “for the conduct of any user on or off the service.”

Bumble’s policies state that the app can restrict any content that “is abusive, insulting or threatening, or which promotes or encourages racism, sexism, hatred or bigotry.”

Many on social media celebrated OkCupid's policy:


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